There has been a lot of information and advertising about balloon sinuplasty over the last few years. This is very exciting technology as it allows for the successful resolution of many nasal and sinus issues with a non-surgical technique.
On the other hand, if you look a little deeper, there is a big difference between what one physician may be offering versus another.
First off, balloon sinuplasty can only be performed by a Board Certified ENT doctor such as Dr. Dr. Aaron Fletcher. There are others offering a “balloon assisted” nasal procedure as part of a chiropractic treatment. This is not balloon sinuplasty.
Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure performed using a high definition nasal endoscope inside the nostril. A specialized sinus balloon is placed in to the natural sinus outflow tract and confirmed to be in the correct location using an LED light or computer navigation. The balloon is then inflated to dilate and expand this natural sinus outflow tract. This makes it go from closed to open enabling the sinus to drain and become healthy. The balloon does not stay in the sinus or the nose. It is removed after the dilation. The dilation stays open without the need for any splint or stent. The results have been very impressive with a 98% success rate long term in resolving sinus issues.
Why Choose Balloon Sinuplasty?
15 minutes is all it usually takes to have this office procedure and patients are back to work in most cases the next day. That includes correcting the septum and any other issues. No packing, no splinting, no gauze in the nose, no bruising. It’s the 2018 version of sinus and nasal treatment and it sets the standard for how this procedure should be performed.
Schedule A Consultation
If you have considered balloon sinuplasty know that the most advanced form of balloon sinuplasty is available right here in Stockbridge, GA with Dr. Dr. Aaron Fletcher. Call (678) 902-9495 to schedule a consultation with Georgia Center for Ear, Nose & Throat in Stockbridge, GA.