Balloon Sinus Dilation -- New Treatment Option for Recurrent and Persistent Sinusitis
More than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis every year, making it one of the most common health conditions in the country. Traditionally, those who suffered from the pain, pressure, and other symptoms of recurring and persisting sinus infections only had two routes to relief:
(1) Medical Therapy (antibiotics, steroids, etc.)
(2) Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
A new FDA approved treatment option is now available from Dr. Kayem.
Balloon Sinus Dilation--Instant Relief that Lasts
Balloon sinus dilation is an endoscopic, catheter-based process for patients suffering from sinusitis. The procedure uses a small, flexible balloon catheter to enlarge sinus passageways. When the balloon is inflated, it widens the walls of the sinus passageway, restoring normal sinus drainage without damaging the sinus lining.
Balloon sinus dilation is a minimally invasive treatment option that can be performed in-office by Dr. Marc Kayem, a board certified Otolaryngologist who specializes in ENT and sinus problems. The objective of balloon sinus dilation is to reshape anatomy to expand sinus pathways and restore drainage. The procedure utilizes small balloons placed in key places in the nose and sinus, which are then dilated to expand the sinus pathways. It may be an effective, lasting option for some patients whose symptoms do not resolve with medication.
Depending upon the patient's medical history and the type of sinus disease that needs to be managed, the balloon sinus dilation procedure does not require general anesthesia, and in many cases the patient is able to resume normal activities within 24 hours. Dr. Marc Kayem can determine if your condition is one that may benefit from balloon sinus dilation and can help you understand the risks and benefits of this treatment option.
Please view Balloon Sinus Dilation videos for more information on the procedures.