The painful symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis can be overwhelming. If symptoms are difficult to control with medications alone, your GP may refer you to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist, who can determine the best course of treatment, including further medication therapy or surgery to open the sinus passage ways.
Now there is an additional surgical tool for treatment of blocked sinuses called Balloon Sinuplasty technology. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics and are suitable for surgery, there is now a less invasive system that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and may improve the quality of your life.
Sinus surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty technology is an endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The NICE-approved technology, which also carries the CE Marking, uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, which should restore normal sinus drainage. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
For further information about Balloon Sinuplasty, speak to a Qualified Nurse by calling freephone 0800 783 9187 or alternatively you can Read More about the technology.
Balloon Sinuplasty devices provide an endoscopic, catheter-based system for surgeons to treat patients suffering from sinusitis. While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, recent 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) specialists and involves the use of tiny balloons to open blocked sinuses similar to how angioplasty uses balloons to open blocked coronary arteries.
During sinus surgery, an ENT specialist will use Balloon Sinuplasty devices to open the blockage that is preventing sinus drainage, to improve symptoms of chronic sinusitis.