Minimally Invasive Procedure Providing Relief For Chronic Sinusitis
Did you know that more than 37 million people a year suffer from sinusitis? In fact, sinusitis is more widespread than hypertension and arthritis. It also has more serious health implications and a greater effect on a patient’s quality of life than congestive heart failure and diabetes. Dr. Christine Gilliam has years of experience in providing relief to chronic sinusitis sufferers with Balloon Sinuplasty.
What Is The Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure?
Everyone’s ENT & Sinus Center is one of the first Ear, Nose & Throat practices to offer patients in San Antonio with the FDA-cleared Balloon Sinuplasty procedure, which treats chronic sinusitis in a minimally invasive way. This procedure has given patients suffering with sinus disease additional options that were not previously available.
How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?
The procedure is done in our Stone Oak office under local anesthesia, which means less down time for the patient. Patients walk out of the procedure room without assistance, and some with almost immediate benefits. Also, due to the general anesthesia, most patients do not need to take off much time from work.
Balloon Sinuplasty is considered a minimally invasive procedure because no bone or tissue is removed from the nose. Patients are given local anesthesia, similar to having a dental procedure done. Once the nose is numb, a small flexible balloon catheter is guided into the sinus cavity with direct visualization using and endoscope (small camera). Once inside the opening to the sinus, the balloon is inflated, which opens the natural pathway and restores normal function. The device is then removed and the area is allowed to heal.
Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Gilliam
If you would like to learn more about how Balloon Sinuplasty may be able to help relieve your sinusitis symptoms, please contact us at our Stone Oak office. One of our team members will be happy to schedule your first visit with Dr. Gilliam.
We look forward to seeing you at our office soon, and showing you how this procedure can help improve your quality of life.
Are you interested in learning more about Balloon Sinuplasty?
Call Everyone's ENT & Sinus Center at (210) 647-3838 today and schedule an appointment at our San Antonio, TX office!