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Should You Get Balloon Sinuplasty?

If you have chronic or recurring sinusitis and live in Plantation & Fort Lauderdale FL you may have been looking into your options for permanent relief. Sinus surgery is one strategy that has been long tested and shown to have some degree of success. However, not everyone wants it.

Balloon sinuplasty is an option that might be worth looking into if you’re a sufferer of sinusitis and you’re not eager about endoscopic sinus surgery in Plantation & Fort Lauderdale FL. Here are some reasons why you might want to get balloon sinuplasty with Dr. Lee Mandel.

You have chronic or recurring sinusitis.

Chronic or recurring sinusitis can affect you for weeks or months. You can have headaches, sore throats, and discharge from your nasal passageways. With chronic or recurring sinusitis, you may feel that your entire life has been affected. Balloon sinusitis in Plantation & Fort Lauderdale FL can be a way for you to get over your symptoms for good so you can get on with your life.

More conservative treatments have not worked.

Some treatments might work temporarily. For example, you could try breathing in water vapor and staying hydrated to keep your sinuses from being too dry. You could also go to the doctor and use oral medications such as steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs that can clear your passageways and reduce symptoms.

But if your sinusitis returns, you may be more interested in a more permanent solution. Balloon sinuplasty has a success rate of over 90 percent, so you can be hopeful that after the procedure at South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center, Inc. you will not need to deal with symptoms of sinusitis again.

You cannot have general anesthesia.

Functional endoscopic sinusitis surgery is another solution for chronic sinusitis symptoms, but the procedure requires general anesthesia. Some people are unable to go under general anesthesia, possibly because of allergic or other unpleasant reactions. With balloon sinuplasty, you can often get the procedure done under local anesthesia.

You’re looking for a solution without a long recovery time.

Because functional endoscopic sinusitis surgery occurs under general anesthesia, it can take several days or longer to recover fully. Furthermore, sinusitis surgery involves cutting out the blockages from the nasal and sinuses passages. That can lead to a painful recovery.

Balloon sinuplasty has the benefit of a faster recovery time since you don’t need to recover from general anesthesia. Plus, no tissue is removed from your passageways. Because of this, the recovery from balloon sinuplasty is relatively fast. Many patients can go back to work within a couple days of the procedure.

If you think you might be a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty or you just want to learn more about sinusitis and balloon sinuplasty, give South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center, Inc. a call today at (877) 746-8763. We’re ready to answer your questions and set up an appointment with Dr. Lee Mandel so you can get your sinusitis under control.