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Balloon Sinuplasty: Current Indications and Technique

Since FDA approval of  balloon sinuplasty in 2005, it has evolved into one of the most common procedures performed.  The reason for this is two fold. Chronic sinusitis, the disease for which it was developed, is estimated to effect 1 in 7 people in the developed world.  Sufferers who fail to achieve relief of their symptoms despite medical management commonly seek alternatives. Minimally invasive sinus surgery, introduced in the United States at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1985, opened up an entire surgical specialty geared towards providing a minimal downtime highly successful procedure for sinus sufferers.  Balloon Sinuplasty has taken this to a new level, now allowing those procedures to be performed in the comfort of an office setting with essentially no downtime.

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Five Most Common Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis

Balloon sinus dilation, otherwise known as  balloon sinuplasty, is one of the most common procedures performed by otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat surgeons) today. Its minimally invasive nature, minimal downtime, and excellent results have contributed to its popularity.   Who is the ideal candidate for this procedure? How do you know if you have chronic sinusitis? How do you determine if  the procedure   is right for you? Below are the five most common symptoms that we find in patients who present complaining of sinusitis. Following that you can take a questionnaire to determine if you might be a candidate for   balloon sinus dilation .
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What is Balloon Sinuplasty and Who Benefits from it?


Balloon sinuplasty is one of the most frequently performed procedures by sinus surgeons today.   Balloon sinuplasty is usually performed in the office setting and involves placement of a small sinus balloon into the blocked area of the sinus, inflating then deflating it, and removing it. It can be used to relieve the blockage of anywhere from one to six sinuses, personalized to the patient’s situation. First performed in the middle part of last decade, it was conceived as a way to non invasively open blocked sinuses. Given that 30,000,000 Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis, it immediately began to change the paradigm of how physicians should approach these long term sufferers.

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What to expect after balloon sinuplasty

Are you constantly struggling to breathe through your nose? Are you suffering from facial pain (headaches) , sinus headaches (throbbing headache), congestion, or decrease sense of smell?

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Balloon Sinus Surgery

BALLOON SINUPLASTY CAN CHANGE YOUR BREATHING WITH VERY LITTLE DOWNTIME AND QUICK RESULTS. WATCH THE following VIDEOs TO LEARN HOW we CHANGE OUR PATIENTS LIvEs. 


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Balloon Sinuplasty Reviews and Finding The Right Sinus Doctor

 

 

Balloon sinuplasty has been part of the  sinus doctor tool chest now for 12 years.  Following a not dissimilar path that  cardiac balloon angioplasty did, it has  gone through the experimental phase,  the careful adopter phase, the insurance  company pushback phase, and now has  entered the era of acceptance and  excitement. It has rapidly become the  standard of care for treating patients  with long standing symptoms of sinusitis - headaches, facial pain, discolored drainage, nasal obstruction, nasal congestion, and/or unremitting chronic cough. To date, over one hundred thousand of these procedures have been performed. The success rate in the appropriately selected patient is extremely high, rivaling that of endoscopic minimally invasive sinus surgery.

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Balloon Sinuplasty Reviews: Breathe Easy

Don't let your suffering continue. Let Dr.Nachlas help you breathe easy.  It's time to get rid of the sinus headaches, the nasal congestion, and the face pain. By bringing yourself into the Nose and Sinus Institute of Boca Raton, you can be relieved of all these symptoms by one simple procedure. By watching our testimonials and tuning into The Balloon Sinuplasty reviews, you'll be sure to understand more about this miraculous procedure. 

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Balloon Sinuplasty- Fixing the Nose & Sinuses: 7 Things You Should Know


  •  Balloon sinuplasty is now a mainstream technique for treating symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis. Over 100,000 sinuses have been successfully dilated since the inception of this procedure over a decade ago.
  • Balloon sinuplasty dilation is commonly performed in the office setting under mild oral or intravenous sedation. It is a quick procedure to perform. There is virtually no downtime with this procedure. No packing is used and normal activities may be resumed within a day or two.

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Pure Sleep and the Nose - the Missing Link?


Pure sleep is always the goal. Put your head on the pillow. Fall asleep quickly. Stay asleep. Wake up refreshed. It should be easier than it often is. Many things can get in the way of a healthy night’s sleep. We are going to focus on one - the nose. Blocked noses can make it difficult to fall asleep. Blocked noses can make it difficult to stay asleep. They can cause snoring, dry mouth, and contribute to sleep apnea. Patients who wake themselves or their bed partners with loud snoring are often very frustrated.   Common treatments include the snoring mouthpiece, nasal strips, even surgical interventions. In cases of documented obstructive sleep apnea, a mask (continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP) is used to force air past obstructions which may occur anywhere in the upper airway.

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Balloon Sinuplasty Review - Its first decade

  • Balloon sinuplasty was developed with the same technology used in the past to open blocked heart arteries
  • Over ten years of clinical studies have shown that by enlarging the outflow tracks of blocked sinuses, the sinuses themselves can return to normal.
  • Symptoms treated include nasal obstruction, headaches,  recurrent sinusitis, nasal congestion, and drainage.
  • The balloon sinuplasty procedure may be performed in the office or outpatient setting.
  • Balloon sinuplasty may be performed with the Acclarent balloon, Entellus Balloon, or Medtronic balloon.  Each has its benefits and each has shown excellent long term results.

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