Balloon Sinuplasty for Chronic Sinusitis and Nasal Allergies
Good news for chronic sinusitis
Do you suffer from:
- Sinus pain
- Facial pressure
- Sore ears
- Irritated eyes
- Runny nose
The signs and symptoms of sinusitis are readily recognized by the 37 million Americans who suffer with acute and chronic sinus problems. Most people learn to live with the symptoms. They rely on medications — decongestants, antihistamines, and the like — to relieve the worst of the pain, pressure, and respiratory issues.
If you are one of these sinus sufferers, there's good news. Balloon Sinuplasty, an innovative, new procedure, may help to you breathe easier through allergy season and year round.
Balloon Sinuplasty – an innovative approach to restoring function to nasal passages
Balloon Sinuplasty opens clogged nasal passages using a small thin tube, called a catheter, with a balloon at the end. As illustrated below, the balloon catheter is positioned in the blocked sinus. During Balloon Sinuplasty, the balloon is gently inflated, opening the blocked sinus, restoring normal function, and offering immediate relief.
|Step 1. A soft flexible
guide is gently inserted
through the nostril.
|Step 2. The balloon
catheter is moved into
the blocked passageway
and gently inflated.
|Step 3. The balloon is
then deflated and
removed, leaving an
open sinus passageway,
and restoring normal
drainage and function.
Balloon Sinuplasty: offering a virtually painless, fast recovery
Unlike conventional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty offers significant advantages:
- Minimally invasive
- No incisions or cutting
- No bruises or swelling
- Less bleeding
- No nasal packing
- Faster recovery
- Significantly less pain
Many patients report Balloon Sinuplasty to be virtually painless, and recover fully within 24 hours.
Balloon Sinuplasty at Methodist Dallas and Methodist Mansfield
Offered at both Methodist Dallas and Methodist Mansfield Medical Centers, Balloon Sinuplasty is performed on an outpatient basis by an otolaryngologist who is specially trained in the procedure.
Methodist Dallas was the first health care facility in Dallas to perform Balloon Sinuplasty for the treatment of sinusitis.
Is Balloon Sinuplasty Right for You?
Call Methodist Health System at 214-947-0015 or 1-877-628-7475 to find out if Balloon Sinuplasty may be right for you. We'll put you in touch with an ENT specialist who is specially trained in the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure and may be able to put you on the road to easier breathing.
Feel like you're in a fishbowl because you're so congested?
Listen to the "Fishbowl" ad for one perspective on the relief Balloon Sinuplasty can provide to sufferers of chronic sinus symptoms like sinus pain, pressure, congestion, headaches, and fatigue.
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.