Balloon Sinuplasty™ Cary, NC
Do you suffer from chronic sinusitis or sinus symptoms? Have you tried over-the-counter medications and antibiotics but still feel miserable? Get instant, permanent relief with Balloon Sinuplasty™, a clinically proven procedure to treat chronic sinusitis and sinus pain.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ is performed in the office of Wake Sinus Center here in Cary, NC, usually under local anesthesia, and on average lasts 30 minutes to 1 hour. Recovery is minimal, with little to no downtime, and most people are able to return to their normal routines within 48 hours following the procedure. Since its introduction in 2005, this treatment has been performed on over 330,000 people worldwide, with an excellent track record of safety, quick recovery and excellent outcomes. Unlike endoscopic sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty™ requires no cutting or removal of bone and tissue. The procedure boasts a fast recovery time, high success rate, and has been successfully performed for years. Studies have consistently shown improvement in 95 percent of patients who have undergone Balloon Sinuplasty™.
Balloon Sinuplasty vs Sinus Surgery
Before the development of Balloon Sinuplasty™, those suffering from chronic sinusitis had only one main surgical option: traditional (endoscopic) sinus surgery. It was hardly a pleasant solution for anyone’s sinus problems. The surgery took 2 to 4 hours and was performed under general anesthesia in the hospital operating room. There was substantial trauma as tissue was destroyed and removed. Extensive bleeding required nasal packing, which was found to be very uncomfortable post-surgery. Recovery took 1 to 2 weeks, and sometimes longer depending on the patient. Balloon Sinuplasty™ is significantly less invasive and much less painful, permitting a return to normal daily activities rapidly.
Ideal Candidates for Balloon Sinuplasty
Patients who suffer from sinusitis and symptoms of sinus pain and can’t get relief from medications or any other type of treatment are generally ideal candidates for Balloon Sinuplasty™; actual determination will be dependent on the consultation with the doctor. An estimated 37 million Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis, a nasal condition in which the sinus passages are inflamed and swollen for 12 weeks or longer. Sufferers may find it difficult to breathe through their nose, and may experience facial pain or pressure, headaches, fatigue or nausea, and pain in the upper teeth. Chronic sinusitis can be the result of an infection, an allergic reaction, a deviated septum or nasal polyps (growths within the sinuses). According to published studies, up to 60 percent of people with chronic sinusitis are not successfully treated with medication. For them, Balloon Sinuplasty™ may be their best option.
People who complain about chronic sinus headaches or infections typically experience these main symptoms:
- Pressure buildup in the face and head
- Pain around the eyes
- Constant stuffiness and congestion
- Inability to breathe through the nose, especially during sleep
- Weakness and fatigue
- Ear fullness
- Post-nasal drip
- No willingness or desire to do anything and/or difficulty going to work