Basics of Balloon Sinus Dilation

By AOO on June 7, 2017 under Balloon Sinuplasty, Sinusitis

Basics of Balloon Sinus Dilation

Sinusitis sufferers finally have an effective minimally invasive solution to their chronic symptoms. Balloon Sinus Dilation (BSD), also commonly referred to as a Balloon Sinuplasty, is a safe procedure that provides relief for sinusitis.

What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is a common medical condition that causes inflammation or swelling of the sinuses, causing trouble breathing and improper mucus flow, which may lead to an infection. Common sinusitis symptoms may include headaches, lack of energy, persistent facial pressure and pain, and nasal congestion. If you are experiencing these symptoms for weeks without the help of medication – a balloon sinus dilation in Denver may be the solution for you.

What is Balloon Sinus Dilation?

A balloon sinus dilation involves a small balloon catheter being placed inside the nose and through the sinus openings. Your doctor will then inflate the small balloon to widen the sinus pathway, leading to proper drainage of built-up mucus. The Balloon Sinus Dilation procedure is a quick and safe way to relieve your sinus pressure!

Benefits of Balloon Sinus Dilation

Since this is a minimally invasive, in-office procedure, it only takes up to one hour for long-lasting results. Recovery from this procedure is usually routine, commonly patients returning to their normal activities within two days. Some patients may even return to work the following day.

This is a great alternative for those whose sinusitis does not improve with medication, or for an individual who does not want to undergo invasive sinus surgery.

If you are interested in Balloon Sinus Dilation to get rid of the unbearable symptoms of sinusitis, please do not hesitate to contact our practice right away! We look forward to your visit and helping you regain a healthier and happier lifestyle.