Sinus Infection Treatment & Balloon Sinus Dilation
Chronic sinus infections are highly prevalent among the American population. While there are numerous over-the-counter remedies available, many patients find them ineffective in relieving symptoms, causing increased frustration. Nasal congestion, sinus pain, headaches, and other debilitating symptoms can prevent individuals from getting a good night’s sleep. If you are experiencing these persistent issues, consider making an appointment with OASIS EAR, NOSE, and THROAT. We offer comprehensive treatments for sinus pain relief and cater to patients in Surprise, AZ, and the surrounding areas. Discover more about these chronic problems and how our services can assist you. When you are ready, reach out to us to schedule an assessment and diagnosis appointment.
Best Treatments for Sinus Infections
Balloon Sinuplasty – An office procedure performed with local anesthesia, offering immediate and long-lasting relief in a minimally invasive manner. Dr(s). Osbourne and Smedley and the team at OASIS EAR NOSE & THROAT utilize this technique to reshape the sinus pathways by inflating a small balloon in key areas of the nose and sinuses, restoring proper drainage. Unlike simply managing the constant pain and discomfort, this treatment targets and addresses the underlying cause of the symptoms.
The procedure involves using a specialized endoscope to locate the treatment area. A catheter with a tiny balloon on the end is then inserted, gently inflating the balloon to expand and dilate the sinus passages. Afterward, the balloon is deflated and removed, leaving the passages open to facilitate normal sinus drainage. This entire process typically lasts around one hour, providing patients with immediate relief. Within 24 to 48 hours, patients can resume their normal activities, thrilled by the results of the procedure.
Which Types of Sinus Surgery Are Available?
Whether you need sinus surgery for nasal polyps, sinusitis, tumors, or other conditions, the team at Oasis Ear, Nose and Throat chooses an approach that fits your needs and preferences. After a thorough evaluation of your sinuses, they might recommend:
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive form of sinus surgery. The team inserts an endoscope through your nostrils to view your nasal passageways. They use slim tools to remove tissue obstructing your sinuses. Since there are a few types of endoscopic sinus surgery, the team tells you about their approach beforehand.
Balloon Sinus Dilation
Balloon sinus dilation is another surgical procedure to expand or unblock your sinuses. Also, a minimally invasive option, balloon sinus dilation, involves the use of small balloons that the team places at various points in your sinuses to expand the pathways.
Patient Experience: Kelcie Vorwaller