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). Now there 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, and can often lead to quicker recovery times. Medical therapy can help alleviate symptoms for many 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.
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