You need a treatment that works permanently if you have chronic sinusitis. Otherwise, you will be worrying constantly about when your next flare-up will happen. Balloon sinuplasty in Columbus, IN is a modern and effective procedure that can get rid of symptoms permanently. Here are five advantages of balloon sinuplasty with Dr. Anthony D. Sanders & Dr. Nicholas C. Hollenkamp at Southern Indiana ENT.
- It works.
This is the biggest consideration when you are looking for a medical treatment. Balloon sinuplasty has a success rate of over 90 percent, making it an attractive choice if you want to permanently leave your symptoms of chronic sinusitis behind. You are less likely to achieve permanent relief with treatments such as vaporizers, nasal sprays and drops, steroid medications, or antibiotics.
- Recovery is shorter.
Not everyone has a lot of time to take off work and away from household responsibilities. An advantage of balloon sinuplasty is that you do not need a big time-out. Most patients can be back at work and doing their regular activities within two days. That is far less time than if you were to get a more invasive surgical procedure done.
- It promotes natural drainage of your sinuses.
Traditional sinus surgery is effective and safe, but it has a drawback. This procedure involves removal of inflamed tissue in your nasal passageways. That can be painful and bloody. In contrast, balloon sinuplasty works by enlarging the passages through use of a balloon on the end of a catheter. Once the passages are opened up, your sinuses can drain naturally to relieve symptoms.
- You can choose local anesthesia.
Some patients are unable to get general anesthesia due to health conditions. With balloon sinuplasty, you can have the procedure done with local anesthesia. This means you can get in and out faster, with less risk and less preparation. There is less worry involved, too.
- You can stay out of the hospital.
A hospital can be a busy, impersonal place that does not feel homey or familiar. You may feel more comfortable in the office of Southern Indiana ENT if you already know the staff and the surroundings. With balloon sinuplasty, you can get the procedure done in our office without needing to check into a hospital. You will already be familiar with where to park and how to check in, so there is less stress on procedure day.
If those benefits of balloon sinuplasty sound good to you, call (812) 376-3071 today to learn more about overcoming sinusitis. With a short consultation withDr. Anthony D. Sanders & Dr. Nicholas C. Hollenkamp, you can get on the right path toward long-term relief. Do not wait another minute to get help!
Southern Indiana ENT
Dr. Anthony D. Sanders & Dr. Nicholas C. Hollenkamp
1655 N. Gladstone Avenue
Columbus, IN 47201