Do you suffer from chronic sinusitis? Balloon Sinuplasty™ may be right for you!

Sinusitis affects more than 36 million people each year making it one of the most common health problems in the U.S. When you have acute or chronic sinusitis, the mucous membranes of your nose, sinuses and throat become inflamed, possibly from a pre-existing cold or allergies. Swelling obstructs the sinus openings and prevents normal mucus drainage, causing mucus and pressure to build up. Chronic sinusitis occurs when symptoms persist more than 3 months.

Common symptoms include:

  • Facial pain, pressure, congestion or fullness
  • Difficulty breathing through nose
  • Loss of sense of smell and/or taste
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Yellow or green discharge from the nose

Typical treatment for sinusitis begins with medication, however, many patients suffering with chronic symptoms do not get relief when treated with medications. For these patients, a surgical procedure may be recommended.

Why Choose Balloon Sinuplasty™

Balloon Sinuplasty™ is a minimally invasive procedure that opens the sinus passages relieving the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis.

More than 250,000 patients have been treated by physicians using Balloon Sinuplasty™ techonology. While recovery time varies with each patient, most are able to return to normal activities within 48 hours.

How does it work? Balloon Sinuplasty™ devices are flexible instruments that allow the surgeon to restore normal drainage and function while preserving your natural anatomy. The technology uses balloon dilation to gently open your sinus passages with minimal injury, speeding recovery for patients who return to normal activity within 24 to 48 hours in most cases. In a recently published study, 90% of patients treated with Balloon Sinuplasty™ said that they would recommend it to friends and family.

Please contact the ENT Institute of Michigan to find out if you are a candidite for Balloon Sinuplasty™.

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