Balloon Sinuplasty™ Benefits
The benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology in Orange County for treating chronic sinusitis symptoms include:
- Safe and Effective
While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, clinical research has indicated the Balloon Sinuplasty™ system to be safe and effective in relieving symptoms of sinusitis.
- Minimally Invasive
The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices that enter entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinus openings, and in many cases, without tissue or bone removal.
- Reduced Bleeding
Because in many instances no tissue or bone is removed when using this technology, there may be reduced bleeding associated with the procedure.
- Improved Recovery Time
While recovery time varies with each patient, many people can return to normal activities within 24 hours.
- Does Not Limit Treatment Options
This technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies or sinus surgery techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if you have progressive disease.
As with use of any surgical instrument, there are risks, and results may vary from patient to patient.
Talk with Dr. Sadati about your specific condition to find out if the Balloon Sinuplasty™ system is right for you.
What are the Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis?
Sinusitis (also called rhinosinusitis) is the name of the condition in which the lining of your sinuses becomes inflamed. The sinuses are air spaces behind the bones of the upper face, between the eyes and behind the forehead, nose and cheeks.
Normally, the sinuses drain through small openings into the inside of the nose. Anything that blocks the flow may cause a buildup of mucus in the sinuses. The blockage and inflammation of the sinus membranes can be infectious or non-infectious to Newport Beach patients.
The symptoms caused by sinusitis may be quite uncomfortable. The signs and symptoms that Orange County patients should look for may include:
- Facial pain, pressure, congestion or fullness
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Discharge of yellow or green mucus from the nose
- Teeth pain
- Loss of the sense of smell or taste
- Sore throat
- Bad breath
Types of Sinusitis
There are two main categories of sinusitis: acute and chronic.
Sinusitis is usually preceded by a cold, allergy attack or irritation from environmental pollutants. Often, the resulting symptoms, such as nasal pressure, nasal congestion, a “runny nose,” and fever, run their course in a few days. However, if symptoms persist, a bacterial infection or acute sinusitis may develop.
Most cases for Newport Beach patients suffering with sinusitis are acute (or sudden onset); however, if the condition occurs frequently or lasts three months or more, you may have chronic sinusitis.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty™?
The painful symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis can be overwhelming. Now, there is an additional surgical option for treatment of blocked sinuses called Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology. A procedure in which Dr. Kevin Sadati, Board certified facial plastic surgeon and ENT surgeon, has years of experience. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics, you may be a candidate for surgery and you now have a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ devices provide an endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. Recently published data in the leading ENT journal shows that the technology is safe and effective: study participants experienced no adverse events and received significant relief from their symptoms.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology is used by qualified Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physicians like Dr. Kevin Sadati and involves the use of tiny balloons to open blocked sinuses similar to how angioplasty uses balloons to open blocked coronary arteries.
In order to improve symptoms of chronic sinusitis, Dr. Kevin Sadati, an Orange County ENT physician will use Balloon Sinuplasty™ devices to open the blockage that is preventing sinus drainage.
The following videos summarizes the steps associated with using the Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology: