Balloon Sinuplasty in Riverdale, NJ
What is Balloon Sinusitis?
Sinusitis, or inflammation of the sinuses, is a problem that many people struggle with at some point in their lives. While most sufferers find symptom relief from medications, some cases require a surgical approach. Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure performed in hospitals under general anesthesia or in physicians’ offices under local anesthesia. Unlike other sinusitis procedures, balloon sinuplasty does not require tissue removal and has shown to be almost entirely free of complications. Balloon sinuplasty may also relieve asthma and allergy symptoms.
What is it Used For?
If you have any of the following symptoms, balloon sinuplasty may be right for you:
- Sinus/Facial pressure
- Sinus headaches
- Mucous discharge
- Aching/Pain in the sinus area
Of course, medication is a good first choice, but some medications don’t work for everyone. The symptoms of sinusitis should persist for several weeks/months before considering surgery.
How it’s done?
The procedure begins by inserting a balloon catheter into the inflamed sinus. Once the catheter is in place, it is inflated to open up the sinus passage. Saline is then used to flush out mucous and other buildup in the sinus cavity. The catheter is then removed, leaving the sinus passage free of obstruction. The absence of buildup and bacteria typically reduce sinus inflammation for long-term results. A decongestant is typically prescribed after the surgery to assist in recovery.
Most patients are able to return to work after two days. The majority of those who’ve undergone balloon sinuplasty report having a positive experience. Request more information about balloon sinuplasty today. Call (973) 532-5199 or contact Dr. Jeffrey G. Weiss online.
Address44 State Rt 23
Riverdale, NJ 07457
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Wed: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm