What your ENT specialist in San Antonio want you to know
If you have sinus issues that keep coming back no matter what you do, it’s time to think about a long-term solution. It’s called balloon sinuplasty, and it is a state-of-the-art way to open your sinuses permanently and help you breathe better. Dr. Christine Gilliam at Everyone’s ENT & Sinus Center in San Antonio, TX wants to help you discover whether balloon sinuplasty can help you.
Chronic sinus problems are common. In fact, 12.3% of the population in the United States has been diagnosed with sinusitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC.
You may have tried over-the-counter sinus treatments like medications or saline rinses, only to find that they aren’t a permanent solution. Balloon sinuplasty is different. Balloon sinuplasty can help you if you suffer from:
- Recurrent or chronic nasal or sinus problems
- Sinus infections that don’t respond to treatment
- Headaches centered around your eyes
- Difficulty breathing through your nose
- Chronic bad breath due to mouth breathing
Balloon sinuplasty treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure while you are under general anesthetic. Your ENT specialist uses a wire catheter that has a small balloon attached to it. The catheter is inserted into your nostril; when it reaches your blocked airway, the balloon is inflated. Your sinus passage opens gently and you can breathe freely once again. The balloon is then deflated and the catheter is removed.
There are many advantages of balloon sinuplasty treatment when compared to conventional sinus surgery. When you choose balloon sinuplasty, you can count on:
- Minimally invasive treatment
- No incisions, sutures or scarring
- Less pain and risk of infection because there is no cutting of tissue
- Minimal swelling and bruising
- Minimal downtime for you
Don’t suffer from chronic sinus problems. You don’t have to settle for less-than-adequate over-the-counter treatments when a permanent solution is just a phone call away. Call your doctors at Everyone’s ENT & Sinus Center in San Antonio, TX. They are standing by to help you breathe better. Find out more about how balloon sinuplasty can help you by calling today!