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"I returned to normal in less than 24 hours after the procedure."
When You Need to See a Sinus Specialist
If you suffer from sinusitis symptoms that have not responded to treatment by your primary care physician, it may be time to find a doctor who specializes in disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. An ENT doctor is specially trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of recurrent or chronic sinusitis. Finding a sinus doctor who performs in-office balloon sinus dilation may allow you to avoid more invasive sinus surgery.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
When surgery becomes necessary in the treatment of chronic sinusitis, some physicians recommend traditional endoscopic sinus surgery. This type of sinus surgery is usually performed in an operating room and involves the removal of tissue or bone to widen sinus pathways and allow drainage. Recovery from surgery can be uncomfortable and can last 1 - 2 weeks.i
Balloon Sinus Dilation
Some ENT doctors are now being specially trained to perform balloon sinus dilation in the comfort of their own offices. Balloon sinus dilation is a state-of-the-art procedure that is less invasive than endoscopic surgery, has a much shorter recovery period, and may reduce healthcare costs. During balloon sinus dilation, the doctor uses an instrument with a small balloon to gently reshape the sinus pathways and restore drainage. Relief is immediate and many patients resume normal activities within 24 hours.ii
Find a Doctor
Finding a doctor who is
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- Kemppainen TP, Tuomilehto H, Kokki H, Seppa J, Nuutinen J. Pain treatment and recovery after endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 2007 Aug; 117(8): 1434-8.
- Stankiewicz J, Truitt T, Atkins J, Winegar B, Cink P, Raviv J, Henderson D, Tami T. Two-year results: transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 May; 2(3): 199-206