For patients suffering from recurrent sinus infections, chronic bad breath and nasal problems, headaches around the eyes, or difficulty breathing through the nose, a balloon sinusplasty can provide lasting relief and an improvement in sinus health. Balloon sinusplasties involve the insertion of a balloon into the sinuses that is then inflated to help dilate the sinuses, and Dr. Yevgeniy Khavkin has been performing them at the Khavkin Clinic for years.
What Makes Balloon Sinusasty Superior To Other Treatments?
Balloon sinusplasty has been the preferred method for relevant conditions in part due to its non-invasive and conservative nature. Correcting concerns like those mentioned above without needing to cut the bone or tissue of the nasal cavity results in a marked reduction in the possible complications and greatly reduces recovery time. Additionally, positive results are often seen faster when the need to recover from surgical wounds are no longer necessary.
Who Is A Candidate For Balloon Sinusplasty?
In cases where relevant conditions have been diagnosed early, balloon sinusplasty can be a proactive way of preventing more invasive measures from having to be taken. Those suffering from problems that are both chronic and long-lasting may still be good candidates, but they tend to experience a more limited success from the treatment. The following conditions describe a viable candidate for balloon sinusplasty:
- You suffer from reoccurring sinus infections that have not responded to medication
- Headaches that center around the eyes
- Chronic halitosis or a foul taste in the mouth
- Difficulty with nasal breathing
- Reoccurring nasal concerns
These conditions generally see positive results from balloon sinusplasty, and those patients who have received a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis or recurrent acute rhinosinusitis are regular recipients of this procedure.
What Is Involved In A Balloon Sinusplasty?
The procedure is fairly straightforward, involving a balloon catheter that is inserted into the inflamed sinus cavity. The balloon is then inflated and the canal flushed with a saline solution to remove pus and mucus trapped in the sinus. The equipment is then removed, leaving the patient with a clear and open sinus passage. It’s as simple as that.
What Is Recovery From This Procedure Entail?
Recovery from this procedure is very quick, with most patients being able to return to their normal activities within just 48 hours. Some patients may experience recovery times in excess of this, but this is atypical. While most instances of this procedure are performed with general anesthesia, it may be done with only local anesthesia for those who qualify or who are unable to use general anesthesia due to preferences or health-related concerns.
Is Balloon Sinusplasty Appropriate For My Child?
Children may be eligible for this procedure in instances where their conditions are not responding to more conservative treatments. Children with recurring sinus infections can suffer from school absences and an inability to participate in normal childhood activities due to complications arising from their sinus issues. Consultation with your pediatrician will determine if balloon sinusplasty is appropriate for your child’s specific case. Parents of child recipients of this procedure report increased health, less time absent from school, and an overall improvement in their child’s quality of life. Your pain management doctor in Las Vegas, NV can restore quality of life to you or a loved one through this procedure.