Springs Memorial Hospital Offers Balloon Sinuplasty™
An EASIER Way to Alleviate Chronic Sinus Conditions
Patients in Lancaster and surrounding areas who have been suffering from chronic sinus conditions can now breathe a little easier thanks to a new procedure being performed at your local community hospital.Balloon Sinuplasty™
is a minimally invasive endoscopic technique for treating chronic sinus inflammation. It involves the use of a small catheter and balloon to quickly open and expand blocked sinuses. The balloon is placed through a nostril into the blocked sinus passageway, and then inflated to gently restructure and open the sinus passage to restore sinus drainage and function. The Balloon Sinuplasty
™ devices are a true advance in sinus care because in many cases it can be done without removing any tissue or bone, like sinus surgeries of the past. This less invasive technique leads to quicker recovery after surgery. Many patients have been able to return to normal activities within 24 hours and have had significant improvement in their symptoms without pain and discomfort from the actual procedure.
Sinusitis is one of the most common conditions being treated with the procedure. It afflicts more than 37 million Americans each year. Patients suffer headaches, congestion, fatigue and other symptoms. This condition significantly impacts an individual’s physical, functional, and emotional quality of life.
Until recently, sinusitis patients were limited to two treatment options: medical therapy such as antibiotics and topical nasal steroids, or conventional sinus surgery such as Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS). Medical therapy can help alleviate symptoms for 75 to 80 percent of patients but is inadequate for the rest. For them, sinus surgery is often the best option. However, FESS is a conventional surgery that requires bone and tissue removal in order to open up blocked sinus passageways. In lieu of a desired treatment, more than 600,000 patients elect to live with painful sinus conditions.
To learn more or to make an appointment with an otolaryngologist, click a link below for contact information.
Rock Hill Physicians