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Balloon Sinuplasty Specialist

Otolaryngology Associates, LLC -  - Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology Associates, LLC

Otolaryngology & ENTs located in Indianapolis, IN & throughout Central Indiana

If you have chronic sinus problems, balloon sinuplasty is a highly successful non-invasive surgery that provides swift relief from sinus pain and inflammation. Most patients say that two years post-surgery, their quality of life is significantly improved. Otolaryngology Associates, LLC is a team of experienced ear, nose, and throat doctors, based in central Indiana. With offices in Indianapolis, Greencastle, Greenfield, Kokomo, Noblesville, and Carmel, the practice offers convenient appointment times at the location that best suits you. Call today or book online.

Balloon Sinuplasty

What is balloon sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty is an FDA-approved endoscopic surgery that treats chronic sinusitis — a condition that develops when the nasal sinuses can't drain properly. The procedure involves small balloon catheters that help drain the sinuses, providing relief.

Your provider inserts a thin tube — with a deflated balloon at one end — into your nose and guides it to the blocked area. They then gently inflate the balloon, dilating the sinus and clearing the airways, allowing the sinus to drain.

If you have ongoing sinus issues and find that traditional medicines like nasal decongestants, antibiotics, and corticosteroids don't help, speak to the team at Otolaryngology Associates, LLC about balloon sinuplasty.

What are the benefits of balloon sinuplasty?

Several different surgical procedures treat sinus issues. Balloon sinuplasty is favored among otolaryngologists because it's less invasive than traditional endoscopic surgeries. There's no removal of sinus membranes, tissues, or bone, which means the patient recovers faster. It also reduces the risk of:

  • Bleeding
  • Post-operative infection
  • Scarring
  • Tissue or structure damage

 

Because balloon sinuplasty is gentler, you have fewer post-operative follow-up appointments, too. Your provider at Otolaryngology Associates, LLC talks you through balloon sinuplasty and answers all your questions, so you can feel confident and informed ahead of the procedure.

When should you have balloon sinuplasty?

The team at Otolaryngology Associates, LLC recommends balloon sinuplasty if you have recurring inflamed or blocked sinuses. Chronic sinusitis causes pain and swelling around the forehead, nose, and cheek areas. Other ongoing symptoms include: 

  • Running nose
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Jaw ache
  • Reduced sense of smell and taste
  • Trouble breathing

 

Chronic sinusitis can interfere with your quality of life if left untreated. Balloon sinuplasty successfully relieves these symptoms.

How long does it take to recover from balloon sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty is a quick procedure with relatively fast recovery time. Most people go home within a few hours of surgery and resume their usual activities 24-48 hours later.

Avoid blowing your nose within the first couple of days and steer clear of any strenuous activity for around a week. During that week, you may feel groggy, tired, and congested — all completely normal. Your face will feel tender, and you'll likely have some bloody drainage too. Over-the-counter ibuprofen can help with discomfort.

Otolaryngology Associates, LLC wants you feeling like your old self again, and balloon sinuplasty can help. Call the practice today to learn more or schedule a consultation through this website.

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