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Balloon Sinuplasty

If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to medication, or if you have recurrent acute rhinosinusitis, you may be a candidate for sinus surgery. There is now a proven, less invasive technology used by ENT doctors to treat patients with chronic and recurrent acute sinusitis. With Balloon Sinuplasty, ENT doctors open inflamed sinuses in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Some patients are even candidates to have the procedure in-office instead of an OR. Call (864) 512-1818 to schedule an appointment!

In the video below, Dr. Justin Way, MD with AnMed Health Medicus ENT explains chronic sinusitis, treatment options, and the Balloon Sinuplasty. Watch to learn more about symptoms and the procedure.

 

Are you a candidate for the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure? The questionnaire below can help you determine if you could be a candidate, take your answers with you to your appointment at AnMed Health Medicus ENT!

0- No problem    1- Very Mild Problem    2- Mild Problem        
3- Moderate Problem     4- Severe Problem     5- Unbearable Problem

 Need to blow nose
 0
 1
 2  3
 4
 5
 Nasal Blockage
 0  1  2  3  4  5
 Sneezing  0  1  2  3  4  5
 Runny nose
 0  1  2  3  4  5
 Cough  0  1  2  3  4  5
 Post-nasal discharge
 0  1  2  3  4  5
 Ear fullness
 0  1  2  3  4  5
 Dizziness  0  1  2  3  4  5
 Ear pain
 0  1  2  3  4  5
 Facial pain/pressure
 0  1  2  3  4  5
 Decreased sense of smell/taste
 0  1  2  3  4  5
 Difficulty falling asleep
 0  1  2  3  4  5
 Wake up at night
 0  1  2  3  4  5
 Lack of a good night's sleep
 0  1  2  3  4  5
 Wake up tired
 0  1  2  3  4  5
 Fatigue  0  1  2  3  4  5
 Reduced productivity
 0  1  2  3  4  5
 Reduced concentration
 0  1  2  3  4  5
 Frustrated/restless/irritable  0  1  2  3  4  5
 Sad  0  1  2  3  4  5
 Embarrassed  0  1  2  3  4  5

 


Common Questions

How is Balloon Sinuplasty Safe & Less Invasive?
With Balloon Sinuplasty, there is no cutting of nasal bone or tissue.

How do patients feel after Balloon Sinuplasty?
Most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life.

How long does recovery take after Balloon Sinuplasty?
While recovery time varies with each patient, recovery is typically fast. Most patients return to work and normal activity within 2 days.