If you struggle with poor sinus drainage and recurrent sinus infections, you already know that antibiotics, decongestants, and steroids can only do so much to treat the condition. Balloon sinus dilation is a simple office procedure that gently expands the natural sinus openings in order to fix underlying drainage problems. This is done by inflating a small balloon in the sinus opening to restore proper drainage and prevent future infections.
Balloon Sinus Dilation
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Until recently, sufferers of chronic or recurrent sinusitis were limited to two treatment options: medication therapy or aggressive sinus surgery. Fortunately, advances in medical science have opened new doors for sinus sufferers. Now there’s a treatment that can be performed in our office without the need for cutting or tissue removal.
Balloon sinus dilation (also called balloon sinuplasty) technology gives our physicians additional tools for endoscopic surgery. Balloon sinus dilation uses a catheter-based device designed to clear blocked sinuses, restore normal sinus drainage and function, and preserve normal anatomy and mucosal tissue. Our doctors use a Mini CT machine to determine if balloon sinus dilation is indicated. The balloon sinus dilation system creates a durable opening to achieve the goals of sinus surgery.
Is In Office Balloon Sinuplasty (IOB) Right for me…?
IOB therapy is FDA approved and with over 535,000 people already treated around the world, is now proven to be a safe and effective treatment. IOB is covered by most insurance companies and our insurance specialists are happy to provide more information.
The procedure is done in 30- 45 minutes and patients generally don’t experience any pain in the office. Moreover, IOB therapy allows you to return back to work/ school/ life the next day! There may be a small headache after the procedure, but medication is provided in order to alleviate any discomfort. Nasal congestion is the most commonly reported side effect, and this may last up to three days; over the counter medication is recommended to treat this symptom.
Our physicians have treated hundreds of patients and are experts in this field. San Diego ENT Associates are leaders in IOB therapy and are here to help you breathe better TODAY! Call our offices in either La Mesa or Chula Vista to schedule an appointment for an IOB evaluation.