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Sinus surgery option

Hi everyone. New to the boards and was wondering if anyone has any first or even close second hand experience with the balloon sinuplasty option. I am intrigued because it is explained as less invasive than traditional surgical methods. I have an appointment to discuss with my doctor next week but thought I would also send a note here to see what the word is. Thanks you in advance and have a great day. KOJ
Asked On : Thu, 28 Jan 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

Hi.. Balloon sinuplasty is an endoscopic surgical procedure done for the treatment of chronic sinusitis.. Here a balloon is used which is placed at the sinus openings through endoscopic technique. And using this balloon the openings are widened.. It is similar to stent application procedures.. It is less painful when compared to the other nose surgeries.. A local anaesthetic is sprayed into the nostril which decrease the sensation.. All that you may feel is a little discomfort or irritation as the endoscope passes through the nostril and not more than that.. All the best...

Answered: Fri, 29 Jan 2010
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Balloon Sinuplasty is one of the newer options to treat chronic sinusitis. Have you had a CT Scan of the Para Nasal Sinuses? This will help decide which problems can be addressed by the use of balloon sinuplasty and which may require other methods of treatment. It is definitely an expensive option at present.

Answered: Mon, 1 Feb 2010
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