Balloon sinuplasty is an effective treatment for chronic sinusitis that doesn’t require surgery or a long recovery process. With a simple and straightforward procedure, you can achieve long-term relief from symptoms such as sinus headaches, a blocked nose and pains and swelling around the eyes and forehead. 

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Am I a Candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty?

Do you struggle with chronic sinusitis and its painful symptoms? If you are prone to sinusitis or your symptoms tend to linger and don’t respond to medication, our balloon sinuplasty in Pembroke Pines may be a suitable option for you. In the past, the main treatments for chronic sinusitis were surgery and medication. With balloon sinuplasty, we have a minimally invasive procedure that effectively and safely provides relief from chronic sinusitis and its symptoms. 

At South Florida ENT Associates, our ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors are specially trained to accurately diagnose and effectively treat chronic sinusitis. Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out if you may be a candidate for balloon sinuplasty!

What Is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that treats chronic sinusitis by inflating a small balloon inside your sinus openings. This unblocks your sinuses and gently repositions the bones around them, widening your passages and facilitating efficient natural draining. As your sinuses are now clear and able to drain on their own, your body is in a better position to prevent future sinus infections. 

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Achieve Relief Through a Short Procedure

Balloon sinuplasty is an outpatient procedure that takes about an hour to complete. You will be seated in a reclining chair, and IV sedation and topical anesthetics will be administered. Your doctor will insert a small catheter into your nostril, using it to guide a balloon to the blocked area of your sinuses. 

Once the balloon is in place, it will be inflated for a few seconds, unblocking your sinus and widening your passages. You will feel some pressure, but most patients don’t experience any pain. When the balloon has achieved its purpose, we will flush the area with saline to remove any buildup of mucus. Finally, the catheter and balloon will be removed. When your doctor has ensured that everything is fine and the desired result has been achieved, you can go home. You should arrange for a friend or relative to drive you after your procedure.

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Will I Have To Take Time Off From Work?

Most patients can return to work the next day. Your doctor will instruct you to avoid blowing your nose for the first 24 hours, and any strenuous exercise should be avoided for a few days. You will experience some congestion for the first week or so. Sleeping with your head elevated will help with drainage. Once the initial congestion clears up, you will begin to enjoy the results of the treatment. You should be able to breathe more freely, and you may notice that you sleep better. These results will be long-term, as your sinuses will now be able to drain effectively on their own. 

Contact Us Today To Make an Appointment in Pembroke Pines

At South Florida ENT Associates, our doctors have years of extensive training in all ENT conditions. Our entire practice revolves around ear, nose and throat conditions, giving us the necessary experience and knowledge to guide you and treat you professionally and effectively. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

With 37 convenient locations across the South Florida area, we’re never far away.

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