What Is A Balloon Sinuplasty?
- Posted on: Oct 28 2016
If you suffer from chronic sinus issues, you may have found medication regimens to be ineffective. It may seem as though a solution is impossible to reach. Balloon sinuplasty, a procedure offered at Wake Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists in Cary, NC, is a revolutionary alternative to sinus surgery that offers the same type of relief in less time with less discomfort for patients with chronic sinusitis. You can learn more about how Dr. Pankaj Gupta performs balloon sinuplasty (abbreviated to BSP) here:
What is BSP?Chronic sinusitis is due to ongoing inflammation of the sinuses in and around the nose. Balloon sinuplasty, performed by your Cary ENT physician, is a procedure that opens the sinuses through the use of a thin, flexible catheter that inflates and expands the sinus passages, then flushes out the blocked sinus cavities with saline. There are no incisions or overnight hospital stay required, and most patients return to normal activity within 48 hours.
Effectiveness of BSP
A study showed that 95% of people who received balloon sinuplasty reported improved symptoms at nine months after their procedure. Another study found most patients were still experiencing relief from their sinusitis symptoms after two years.
Balloon sinuplasty has been approved by the FDA for over a decade, with almost 400,000 patients having received it in that time. Not all physicians can perform this procedure, but Dr. Gupta has gone through the necessary training to become certified in BSP.
If you’d like to learn more about how balloon sinuplasty can relieve your sinusitis symptoms, contact Wake Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists in Cary, NC for an evaluation!
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