Balloon Sinuplasty is a procedure available in office or as outpatient in Fargo, ND, at Plains Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery (Plains ENT). It is used to treat chronic sinusitis. Doctors Lesley Soine MD and James Frisk MD, otolaryngologists (ENT) diagnose chronic sinusitis and determine the best sinusitis treatment options. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding to medical treatment such as antibiotics, you may be a candidate for sinus surgery. There is now a less invasive option used by otolaryngologists (ENT) surgeons to treat chronic sinusitis that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life.
With Balloon Sinuplasty, a surgeon opens inflamed sinuses with a medical device that does not remove bone, or tissue from the nose, allowing patients to return to normal activities quickly. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, yet effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis.
Chronic sinusitis symptoms
Sinusitis symptoms may include two or three of the following:
- Tenderness and swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose and forehead
- Sinus pressure or congestion
- Sinus Headache
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Loss of the sense of smell or taste
- Yellow or green mucus from the nose
- Teeth pain
- Sore throat from nasal discharge
- Bad breath
Balloon Dilation—can be done in-office or at a surgery center.
Other nasal surgeries that can/are done at same time as above procedures. Completed in surgery center.
- Submucous Inferior Turbinate Reduction (can be performed in-office)