Balloon sinuplasty has been used to treat acute sinusitis in 380,000 patients and counting. Book an appointment with Dr. Eric Cohen to see if balloon sinuplasty is the best solution for your sinus issues.
If you think you might be suffering from sinusitis, a chronic, painful infection of the sinuses, you should book an appointment with Dr. Cohen. Sinusitis is marked by some of the following symptoms:
While some mild cases of sinusitis can be treated with home remedies, like inhaling steam, or with over-the-counter nasal spray, many patients suffering from sinusitis require more extensive treatment.
When initially diagnosing an acute sinus condition, Dr. Cohen will typically start by treating the condition with medication, such as antibiotics or steroids. If you do not respond well to initial treatment, Dr. Cohen may recommend balloon sinuplasty.
Balloon sinuplasty has proven to be a safe and effective treatment for thousands of patients suffering from acute sinusitis. The procedure uses a balloon catheter, which helps to open and drain the affected sinuses without leaving any foreign objects behind. This assures a speedy recovery and a low risk of complications.
The balloon catheter is constructed from surgical grade, non-latex plastic. Balloon dilation can be used alongside other treatments, and because it’s minimally invasive, it does not limit future treatment options should they prove necessary.
The procedure typically lasts no more than an hour and can be performed in one of Dr. Cohen’s offices.
The balloon sinuplasty procedure is limited to the maxillary, frontal and sphenoid sinuses.
While balloon sinuplasty is by far the safest procedure for treating acute sinusitis, it carries some risks common to all sinus treatments including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, or optic injury. You should ask Dr. Cohen about these risks when considering your treatment options. Also be aware that patients suffering from nasal polyposis, extensive fungal disease, connective tissue disease, or neoplasm may not be eligible for balloon sinuplasty.
To learn more about BSP, simply contact Dr. Cohen.