Many who suffer from reoccurring sinus infections know how aggravating it can be. Sometimes all the medication in the world doesn’t seem to help. In the past, chronic sinus sufferers had to go under the knife to get relief and had a long recovery time. Luckily for you, there is a new procedure that can help known as sinuplasty and it is safe and effective for treating chronic sinus issues.
So what exactly is sinuplasty is and how could it benefit you?
ENT Birmingham – What Is Sinuplasty and How Can It Help Me?
Sinuplasty is a less evasive endoscopic sinus surgery that can be done in the comfort of your ENT’s office. This procedure utilizes a balloon technique to open up blocked sinus, similar to the way a heart surgeon uses a balloon to open up blocked arteries. There is no cutting of the sinus tissue which makes recovery time much quicker. In fact, you will be amazed at how quickly you can get back to your normal life.
Unlike traditional sinus surgery that requires removal of tissue, sinuplasty is much less painful. Another great benefit is this procedure is not done under general anesthesia. Most Ear Nose and Throat doctors can use local anesthesia in their office, which is less of a worry.
How Long Does Recovery Time Take?
Most people who have had this procedure are back to work within two days. You will want to bring someone to drive you home after the procedure.
If you have questions or concerns regarding sinuplasty or chronic sinus infections we can help! Call Shelby Ear Nose and Throat Associates if you’re looking for an ENT Doctor in Birmingham, Shelby County, Alabaster, Pelham, Calera or Hoover at (205) 621-8900.