Fast Relief From Sinus Pain
The Balloon Sinus Dilation is a revolutionary office treatment for chronic and recurrent sinusitis.
Experience fast relief from sinus pain with Balloon Sinus Dilation, a revolutionary office treatment for chronic and recurrent sinusitis.
Typically performed under local anesthesia, the surgeon threads a small catheter through the sinus opening and then inflates the balloon with water, dilating the sinus opening to promote drainage and alleviate pain.
Most patients return to work the next day, and say that the procedure is no more difficult than having a tooth repaired.
If you have exhausted medical management for sinusitis, you may be a candidate for balloon dilation.
Balloon sinus dilation is recommended for patients who have chronic sinusitis that persists despite antibiotics and steroids, or who have recurrent acute sinusitis at least three times each year.
The best way to find out if you are a good candidate is with a sinus CT scan, which can be performed in the office at the time of your consultation.
Most patients are ready to drive home 10-15 minutes after the procedure, and resume normal activity immediately.
Dr. Mike Armstrong at Richmond ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) has been performing Balloon Sinus Dilation longer than anyone in Virginia.
Our own published research has shown the benefit of balloon dilation lasts at least one to two years in 90-95 percent of patients, which is as good as or better than functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
We have every reason to expect that the improvement is permanent.
If you suffer with sinus pain and pressure, call Richmond ENT office at 804-622-3777 to schedule an appointment today!