New treatment in the management of sinusitis – Balloon sinuplasty revolutionising sinus disease management
Sinus inflammation (sinusitis) significantly affects the quality of life of patients resulting in many lost days of work and impairment of social activity.
Troublesome symptoms include blocked nose, nasal discharge, poor sense of smell, facial pressure/pain and excessive mucus at the back of the nose.
Medical treatments include the use of saline douching and steroid sprays/drops. For patients not responding to medical therapy, functional endoscopic sinus surgery was traditionally the only option.
At London ENT Surgeons we offer the latest techniques in management of sinus disease including balloon sinuplasty.
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive technique that can be used to enlarge the natural opening of the sinuses, allowing drainage, whilst preserving the anatomy.
It is a day case procedure and the typical recovery period with the use of balloon sinuplasty technology is 48 hours, resulting in return to normal activity for patients within this time.Leave a reply