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The Facts about Chronic Sinusitis:

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How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?

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  1. A Balloon catheter is inserted into the sinus.
  2. The Balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening. Then fluid is sprayed into the infected sinus to flush out mucus.
  3. The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.

Sinuses are air-filled pockets behind the facial bones surrounding the nose. Each sinus has an opening through which mucus drains. This drainage keeps your sinuses working well and you healthy. Anything that obstructs that flow may cause a buildup of mucus in the sinuses, which may lead to infection and inflammation of the sinuses.

Sinusitis occurs when the linings of your nose, sinuses and throat become inflamed, possibly from a pre-existing cold or allergies. Chronic sinusitis is when this inflammation lasts three months or more.

Why choose Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that opens sinus passages. It relieves the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis.

Safe - More than 150,000 patients have been treated safely with Balloon Sinuplasty Technology.

Proven - 95% of patients who have had the procedure say they would have it again.

Fast - While recovery time varies with each patient, many people were more able to perform day to day activies at home and work.

A typical procedure lasts less than 45 minutes. Depending on your insurance coverage, the in-office procedure may reduce the procedure costs you pay.

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Right for You?

Symptoms

If you’ve has any of the following 3 symptoms for 10 days or more:

  • Facial pressure or pain
  • Headache pain
  • Congestion or stuffy nose
  • Thick, yellow-green nasal discharge
  • Low fever (99˚ - 100˚F)
  • Bad breath
  • Pain in the upper teeth

Duration and Frequency

  • If you’ve experienced these symptoms for 12 or more weeks.
  • If you’ve experienced these symptoms for 10 days or longer on 3 separate occasions with interim periods of no symptoms
  • Facial pressure or pain
  • Headache pain
  • Congestion or stuffy nose
  • Thick, yellow-green nasal discharge
  • Low fever (99˚-100˚F)
  • Bad breath
  • Pain in the upper teeth
- See more at: http://www.aanma.org/2009/02/not-all-in-your-head/#sthash.1HCEqP8W.dpuf