In-Office Procedure Treats Chronic Sinusitis

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

According to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention, over 12% of adults in the United States have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis issues. Characterized by symptoms ranging from pain, pressure, aches, congestion, sore throat, nausea and fatigue, chronic sinusitis can severely impair a person’s quality of life.

Thanks to a revolutionary procedure, Watson Clinic’s team of otolaryngology (ENT) and facial plastic & reconstructive surgeons can dramatically reduce or eliminate these symptoms for qualified patients. Best of all, this procedure can be performed in-office with minimal or no discomfort.

It’s a balloon sinus dilation system, and it utilizes technology to safely and effectively widens sinus openings, allows for less restricted breathing, and profoundly diminishes the painful symptoms of this common condition.

Chronic sinusitis is often treated using medications. However, a significant percentage of patients may not respond favorably to these medications. For these patients, balloon sinuplasty could be the answer.

During the brief procedure, the treatment area is numbed. Then a small balloon is placed into the sinus cavity and inflated, permanently opening the sinuses so they can function normally.

The patient response to this technology has been overwhelmingly positive. As a minimally invasive in-office solution, the procedure involves little discomfort and no downtime.

To schedule a consultation with any member of our ENT and facial plastic surgery departments – including Dr. Serge Jean, Dr. Raam Lakhani, Dr. Jeffrey Paffrath and Dr. Pranay Patel - please call 863-680-7486. The balloon sinuplasty procedure can be performed at both our Bella Vista Building and Highlands locations.


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