Are You A Good Candidate For Balloon Sinus Dilation?

A man in medical check up with doctor discussing his nose problem.Did you know over 37 million people are diagnosed with sinus problems in the U.S.? It includes chronic sinus conditions such as rhinitis and sinusitis. Anyone suffering from recurring or chronic sinus infections, pressure headaches, or nasal drip and congestion may want to consider balloon sinus dilation.

What is Balloon Sinus Dilation?

When your sinus openings become swollen, they can close preventing your mucus from draining away. When this occurs, it often leads to infection and inflammation of the sinuses. A balloon sinus dilation procedure removes any blockage from the sinus openings, allowing mucus to drain.

It is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed in-office at all of our California clinics.

During the procedure, one of our sinus specialists uses a nasal spray with an anesthetic agent to numb the nose. Cotton soaked in a topical agent is used to numb the nose and sinuses even further. Our sinus specialist then places a tiny balloon in your nasal cavity and it is slowly inflated to restructure the blocked sinuses. Opening the airway with the balloon allows sinus drainage to return to normal during the entirely pain-free procedure. After deflating and removing the balloon, clients can return to their normal activities.

How Do You Know If You Are a Good Candidate for Balloon Sinus Dilation?

Everyone is different and can experience a variety of symptoms but there are a few common ones.

  • Stuffy nose or runny nose
  • Severe congestion
  • Facial pressure or pain
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Teeth pain
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing

After the balloon sinus dilation procedure, most clients report an immediate improvement in their symptoms.

While you can return to most daily activities after the surgery, Dr. Sigari or one of his expert team may recommend you stay away from strenuous activities (like heavy lifting) for a week after undergoing treatment.

Learn More About Balloon Sinus Dilation at Del Rey MD

If you are experiencing sinus issues contact one of our California offices online or call 310-823-4444 to schedule a consultation with one of our top-rated specialists.

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