Balloon sinuplasty, an Stockbridge, GA outpatient procedure which helps to relieve sinusitis and its symptoms, is gaining momentum across the country. With a less invasive approach, shorter recovery time and lasting results, you might be wondering if balloon sinuplasty could be right for you. Below are seven reasons you should consider this procedure.
Reason #1 – You suffer frequently or chronically from at least 3 of the following symptoms:
- Facial pressure
- Sinus headaches
- Discharge of yellow/green mucus from the nose
- Decreased sense of smell
Reason #2 – Sinus medication has been ineffective in providing lasting relief of your symptoms
While daily pills, nasal spray, and prescriptions may lessen your symptoms, or temporarily relieve them, balloon sinuplasty can provide both significant relief and long-lasting results.
Reason #3 – You suffer from repeated sinus infections
If you have three or more sinus infections a year, year after year, balloon sinuplasty may be the solution.
Reason #4 – It’s a less invasive alternative to traditional sinus surgery
With balloon sinuplasty, inflamed sinuses are opened in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries. A balloon is inflated to expand the closed sinus opening. Seconds later, after the balloon is removed, the sinus remains open. No bone or tissue is cut or removed from the nose, so there is virtually no risk of inadvertent scarring or injury, and the procedure is performed comfortably using local anesthesia.
Reason #5 – This is an easy, in-office procedure
Georgia Center for Ear, Nose & Throat pioneered the in-office balloon sinuplasty procedure in the greater Stockbridge, GA area. Our surgeons have a great deal of experience in patient selection as well as the anesthetic and operative techniques required to perform balloon sinuplasty in the office. This leads to lower cost and great convenience for patients as well as more rapid healing and recovery. The procedure only takes 20-30 minutes and most patients return to work in 24 to 48 hours, if not the same day!
Reason #6 – Balloon sinuplasty is covered by most insurance
Balloon sinuplasty is included in Medicare coverage, as well as virtually all insurance companies. Coverage of the procedure, especially with out-of-state plans, is always verified before proceeding.
Reason #7 – It provides proven relief
In the United States alone, over 300,000 balloon sinuplasty procedures have been performed. At Georgia Center for Ear, Nose & Throat, we have found this in-office procedure to be an excellent option for providing lasting relief of sinus problems for select patients. Results for this procedure have been comparable to more extensive endoscopic surgery in the operating room.
Georgia Center for Ear, Nose & Throat
Dr. Aaron Fletcher
1106 Hospital Dr.
Stockbridge, GA 30281