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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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Ways to "Breathe Easy" This Summer

 

Jake Nachlas, Summer Intern to Nathan E. Nachlas, MD

It's Sunday afternoon, and you're at the beach with your family. Or maybe you're at the golf course enjoying a round of 18. It's hot, so you keep reapplying sunscreen, at least I hope! You're lying there, listening to music, feeling the breeze from the ocean hit your face, dipping your toes into the hot summer sand and watching the waves crash one after one after one after one. You can smell the salt from the ocean and the freshness of the air. Or maybe you're on Hole 9, three below par, and the scent of the grass and the view of a cloudless sky over the green overwhelm your fear of the Par 5 ahead of you, of making one bad drive. You tee up, take a few practice swings, pull the driver back, looking down at the ball trying not to comprehend the breadth of the fairway. Then you swing, the club strikes th---ACHOOOO! 

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Seven things to know about balloon sinuplasty


What is This Magic?

Jake Nachlas, Summer Intern for Nathan E Nachlas, MD

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