As part of the ENT services we offer at Winter Park Memorial Hospital, our specialized sinus surgery program is geared toward surgical intervention for a range of disorders that cause sinus pain and inflammation, especially sinusitis.
Affecting more than 37 million people each year, sinusitis is one of the most common health problems in the U.S. Fortunately, sinusitis can now be treated at Winter Park Memorial Hospital with a simple, breakthrough FDA-approved procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty™. This innovative sinus procedure can permanently relieve the chronic congestion, pain and pressure of sinusitis. In most cases, the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure can be completed in less than an hour with local anesthesia, and is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
One of the newest minimally invasive alternatives to traditional sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty is designed to open blocked sinus passageways. During the FDA-approved procedure, a small, flexible balloon catheter is gently inserted into the problem region and inflated, widening the walls of the sinus passageway. Balloon sinuplasty helps restore normal sinus function, without the removal of bone and tissue, as was the case with previous sinus surgery techniques. By restoring normal sinus function, this advanced procedure can also alleviate:
- Sinus pain and inflammation
- Sinus headaches
Advantages of balloon sinuplasty over traditional sinus surgery include:
- Less discomfort
- Faster recovery time
- No removal of bone or tissue
- Minimal bleeding
Some patients feel relief just hours after the procedure, and many patients are able to return to normal activities within 24-hours. Contact us online, or call (407) 303-DOCS (3627) to find out if balloon sinuplasty is right for you.