` Chronic and recurrent sinusitis can cause lot of discomfort and pain, affecting the quality of life. Medical treatment with antibiotics, nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines form the initial treatment.
When medical therapy fails despite numerous attempts, traditional sinus surgery and Balloon sinuplasty are the next good options. Usually a CT scan of sinuses is obtained to identify the affected sinuses and rule out any anatomical abnormalities.
The Balloon Sinus Dilatational system or Sinuplasty uses intricate high pressure, low volume balloons to open the natural drainage pathways and restore natural sinus ventilation & drainage.
This FDA approved technique has provided excellent results and outcomes in various centers across the world.
Studies have shown that the openings remain open in the long term with reduced frequency of sinus infections, improved work productivity and improved quality of life. The results of balloon sinuplasty is same as the traditional sinus surgery done in the operating room.
Most insurances including Medicare covers both these procedures.