If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, you’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, an average of 37 million Americans face this condition annually. It causes fatigue, congestion, and chronic headaches that interfere with daily activities and overall quality of life. While some people find relief with medication, about 20% of sufferers do not. For these patients, surgery, such as balloon sinuplasty, may be the solution.
During this procedure, a balloon catheter is inserted into the sinus cavity via the nostril. Once in place, the balloon is gently inflated, widening the sinus passage area to relieve blockages and allow drainage to occur. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, and only minimal swelling is experienced during recovery. Most patients experience relief from their sinusitis symptoms after healing is complete.
Balloon sinuplasty is one of the treatments offered in Brandon Regional Hospital’s Sinus Center. Our full-service hospital offers an array of medical care services, including a 24-hour emergency room, a pediatrics department, and a NICU. Call our Hillsborough County hospital today at (888) 327-2636 for more information.