If you suffer from repeat sinus infections, you know how frustrating and debilitating this problem is. At Everyone's ENT & Sinus Center in San Antonio, Dr. Christine Gilliam uses state-of-the-art balloon sinuplasty to relieve the symptoms of chronic sinusitis. The procedure achieves remarkable results, and patients experience practically immediate relief of symptoms.
Repeat sinus infections with their headache pain, fatigue and nasal stuffiness impact about 37 million Americans annually, say experts at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. Missed work and school and generalized low function are common to sinus sufferers. Often, nasal sprays and antibiotics are stop-gap measures until the next round of symptoms begin.
What's the solution to chronic sinusitis? At Everyone's ENT & Sinus Center in San Antonio, Dr. Christine Gilliam has an innovative and effective way to manage and even eliminate the problem of chronic sinusitis. It's called balloon sinuplasty, a simple in-office procedure that opens sinus passages quickly.
How balloon sinuplasty works
After Dr. Gilliam reviews your symptoms and medically clears you for this procedure, she introduces local anesthetic to the nose. Then, the doctor introduces a very thin catheter into the nostril. The catheter is lighted and allows Dr. Gilliam to see the inside of the sinuses.
Then, she inflates a small balloon which is an integral part of the catheter. A saline wash rinses out any pus, mucous or other debris. Thus, the passage is opened and cleared, freeing you from the congestion and pressure of chronic sinusitis.
Afterwards, you can go home to rest for the balance of the day. Many people return to work and other normal activities the next day.
Amazingly, balloon sinuplasty produces little to no bleeding, leaving both hard and soft tissues inside the nose and sinuses intact. Of course, results vary from patient to patient, but most report freer breathing, far less congestion, fewer headaches and a greatly improved quality of life.
Find out more
At Everyone's ENT & Sinus Center in San Antonio, TX, balloon sinuplasty helps scores of people feel better and improves daily function and well-being. Why not find out more about this treatment? Call for a consultation with your board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Christine Gilliam: (210) 647-3838.