More than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis every year making it one of the most common health conditions in the country. For many years, those who suffered from the pain, pressure and other symptoms of recurring and persisting sinus infections had two routes to relief: 1) medication or 2) sinus surgery. When medications don’t work and traditional sinus surgery is not a desirable option, what is a patient to do?
Dr. Rebecca Golgert now offers balloon sinus dilation, a convenient, comfortable treatment option that may be performed right in the office. It does not require general anesthesia, and many studies show that after the procedure, patients experience less facial pain, use fewer antibiotics, make fewer visits to their doctor and are more able to perform day-to-day activities at home and at work. In most cases, the patient is able to resume normal activities the day after the treatment.
In balloon sinus dilation, Dr. Golgert uses a small balloon to expand the sinus drainage passages and restore normal drainage and ventilation. Unlike traditional surgery, this treatment does not require the removal of bone or tissue. This shortens the treatment and recovery time and eliminates the need for general anesthesia and its side effects.
Dr. Golgert can determine if your condition is one that may benefit from office balloon sinus dilation and can help you understand the risks and benefits of this treatment. Call today!