How Long Will I Have Congestion After Balloon Sinuplasty?
Chronic sinusitis and severe sinus infections are often treated with a procedure called balloon sinuplasty. This can help treat your condition in a minimally invasive manner. Our expert team in Midlothian, Arlington, or Mansfield, TX can help you find the best possible course of treatment for your goals and needs. Contact Cross Timbers ENT to learn if a balloon sinuplasty can help you.
What is balloon sinuplasty?
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure designed to treat issues like chronic sinusitis and severe sinus infections. This procedure helps to release abnormal sinus pressure and heal any infection you may have. This works because during a sinus infection, your nasal passages swell, causing the passage to reduce in diameter. This prevents the mucus and bacteria from properly draining from your nose. This procedure is ideal for individuals who do not have nasal tumors, have sinus issues, and can tolerate the procedure and the anesthetic. If you think you would benefit from a balloon sinuplasty, contact Contact Cross Timbers EMT to learn how our expert team can help you.
How does a balloon sinuplasty work?
This outpatient procedure is usually performed at our office or a nearby surgery center or hospital. To start this procedure, local or general anesthesia will be used to calm you. Then, an endoscope will be inserted up your sinus cavity to give our team a view of the sinuses. After this, a balloon catheter will be put into your nose, and the balloon will be inflated. Finally, the catheter will be removed, and you will be able to go home. This entire procedure takes around an hour to complete. After your procedure, you may experience mild discomfort, congestion, and discolored nasal drainage. Any discomfort you feel can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications. Your nasal congestion may last for a few days, but you can reduce the symptoms by using saline rinses. Overall, the recovery should take about one to two days, but you should avoid any strenuous activities for a week after your procedure.
Frequently asked questions
Is a balloon sinuplasty permanent? While most patients do not need more than one procedure, it varies on a case-by-case basis.
Is a balloon sinuplasty painful? Most patients report little to no pain during their procedure. Additionally, the treated area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. You may feel slight pressure during your procedure.
Get balloon sinuplasty in Arlington, Midlothian, or Mansfield, TX
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for those who suffer from nasal issues. After your procedure, you can expect nasal congestion for a few days, but you can help the process with saline rinses. We have offices in Arlington, Midlothian, and Mansfield, TX, and provide services for patients near Dallas/Fort Worth. Contact Cross Timbers ENT for a full consultation on the state of the overall health of your sinuses.