By: Dr. James Go, MD, FACS
The New Year is here and with it comes a clean slate, a chance to do things differently in 2017. The top resolution on everybody’s list is to live a healthier lifestyle, but sometimes getting healthy requires something other than losing weight. This year, why not resolve to stop simply managing your sinusitis symptoms and actually get lasting relief? Millions of Americans suffer from sinusitis – a swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. The swelling can prevent your sinuses from draining. Mucus and fluid buildup inside the sinuses can lead to sinus infections and more inflammation and pain.
You may argue that you don’t have the time to undergo invasive surgery and sticking with your medication is your best shot at relief right now. For many years, patients suffering from recurring sinusitis were left with two choices. They could manage symptoms with ongoing rounds of medical therapy, such as antibiotics, steroids and decongestants or undergo endoscopic sinus surgery to expand the sinus drainage pathway by having tissue and bone removed with small cutting instruments.
This is no longer the case. Now there is another option. Balloon sinus dilation offers an effective alternative for appropriate sinusitis patients who are tired of ongoing medical therapy and cannot and do not want to undergo surgery, but want lasting relief with a quick recovery. A typical procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia. A small balloon is used to gently open and reshape your sinus drainage pathways to restore normal sinus drainage. The result is instant relief that lasts.
Stop constantly medicating. Stop suffering. Stop the sinus pressure. Balloon sinus dilation provides relief with minimal downtime. It’s the perfect solution for your busy schedule! Call us at 321.421.7555 to schedule an appointment to determine if balloon sinus dilation is right for you!