Balloon Sinuplasty™ in 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
There’s little to no downtime for Balloon Sinuplasty™; most people have reported returning to work and their normal activities 1-2 days after the procedure. One of the biggest benefits people report after having Balloon Sinuplasty™ is that they’re finally able to breathe again. They also report finally being able to do the things they love and enjoy their lives because they’re not sitting in a dark room enduring their sinusitis pain and symptoms. While there are over-the-counter medications, nasal sprays and antibiotics available for these sinusitis symptoms, many people don’t want to rely on medications forever. Because of Balloon Sinuplasty™, people can now get permanent sinus relief in the office without traditional surgery.
If you suffer from chronic sinusitis and can’t get relief with medications or any other types of treatments, you could be a good fit for Balloon Sinuplasty™. To find out, schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Gupta of Wake Sinus Center in Cary. During this initial consultation, Dr. Gupta will discuss your medical history, your sinus symptoms and lifestyle, and together you and Dr. Gupta will come to the best solution for your needs. He will walk through all the possible treatment options with you. If Balloon Sinuplasty™ is the right choice for you, Dr. Gupta will explain how the procedure works and what you can expect post-procedure. Our staff will also be there to help you throughout the entire process from consultation to post-procedure. Rest assured that all of your questions will be answered so that you know exactly what to expect.
Permanent Relief from Sinusitis
Sinusitis occurs when the sinuses become inflamed. The sinuses are hollow spaces within the bones around the nose, and when they become inflamed or swell, that means they can cause blockage, which can lead to bacterial growth and infections. Approximately 1 in 8 adults experience sinusitis annually. Many people report that sinusitis feels like a cold that won’t go away. There are several types of sinusitis.
- Acute Sinusitis: Sinusitis symptoms typically last 4 weeks or less
- Chronic Sinusitis: Sinusitis symptoms typically last 8-12 weeks or longer
- Recurrent Sinusitis: Several attacks within one year
The word is getting out about what Balloon Sinuplasty™ can accomplish. Still, a lot of people have questions about the procedure. Much of the time, the questions relate to the possible side effects of Balloon Sinuplasty™, recovery and results. We are listing some of these questions here, along with our answers. We believe that empowering our patients with answers gives us the ability to ensure the best care imaginable. Of course if you have a question that’s not listed or answered here, please contact us at our office. If you are suffering from either, you’ve come to the right place for treatment. Sinusitis doesn’t have to take over your life. Contact Wake Sinus Center in Cary, NC today to schedule a consultation with our board-certified doctor.
We’re here to help you!
There’s no reason to suffer with sinusitis any longer. Let the team at Wake Sinus Center help you breathe easier – and feel better. To find out if you’re a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty™ and take the first step to sinus relief, please call us at (919) 851-5636 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gupta. You can also take our sinus quiz to see if you’re a candidate for the Balloon Sinuplasty™ procedure; a representative of Wake Sinus Center will contact you regarding your results. Don’t wait any longer to get the relief you need!