The time has come if you have been fighting symptoms of chronic sinusitis for years. If you have tried vaporizers, warm compresses, and prescription medications, you may be ready for a more permanent solution. While functional endoscopic sinus surgery, or FESS, has been around for longer, balloon sinuplasty is recognized as an effective alternative with fewer discomforts.
Once you decide to pursue balloon sinuplasty in Columbus, IN, you might start wondering what to expect. These are some of the things to expect when you get balloon sinuplasty with Columbus, IN.
If you have never been formally diagnosed with chronic sinusitis, it may be about time. Dr. Anthony D. Sanders & Dr. Nicholas C. Hollenkamp will perform tests such as allergy checks and a nasal endoscopy, or rhinoscopy, to make sure you have chronic sinusitis and are a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty.
Resolution of Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis
This is the most important benefit of balloon sinuplasty: it works. More than 90 percent of patients see their symptoms disappear for good. That means you no longer need to worry about waking up to a bad day with a headache or stuffy nose interfering with your plans.
A Comfortable Experience
You do not need to spend time in a hospital to get your balloon sinuplasty done with Dr. Anthony D. Sanders & Dr. Nicholas C. Hollenkamp. Instead, your procedure can occur right in Southern Indiana ENT under local anesthesia and not under general anesthesia. That means you can avoid the anxiety that can come with the cold and unfamiliar environment of a hospital. Count instead on the friendly staff and top-notch facilities of Southern Indiana ENT.
There will also be less bleeding with balloon sinuplasty than with FESS. That is because FESS works by removing the inflamed tissue from your sinus cavities. In contrast, balloon sinuplasty involves expanding your sinus cavities with a balloon that is inflated to clear out the blockage. This allows for natural drainage without tissue removal, and results in less bleeding.
Relatively Quick Recovery
When you think of surgery, you might think of weeks or even months of down time away from work and taking it easy with family duties. That is not the case with balloon sinuplasty. Instead, you can be back at work in two days after your procedure in many cases. That makes scheduling your surgery easy if you know you do not need to put your life on hold.
Southern Indiana ENT is here to help make your balloon sinuplasty in Columbus, IN go as well as possible. We want to get rid of your symptoms using balloon sinuplasty in a simple procedure, so call (812) 376-3071 to get in touch with Dr. Anthony D. Sanders & Dr. Nicholas C. Hollenkamp.
Southern Indiana ENT
Dr. Anthony D. Sanders & Dr. Nicholas C. Hollenkamp
1655 N. Gladstone Avenue
Columbus, IN 47201