A balloon sinuplasty, also called a balloon sinus dilation, is a long-lasting, more affordable alternative to sinus surgery. It is a non-invasive procedure that is done in the office, requires no general anesthesia, and is cost-effective. It has a high success rate and is known for its quick recovery time. If you have been told you or a loved one needs sinus surgery, we highly encourage patients to meet with our providers for a second opinion.
The nasal septum is the wall that divides the nose into the left and right nostrils. A deviated septum is when the nasal septum is displaced, often leaning to one side and making one of the nasal passages smaller. A deviated septum often leads to issues with breathing or other forms of nasal obstruction. A septoplasty is often the recommended treatment. It is a surgical procedure to straighten the bone and cartilage dividing the space between your nostrils (septum). This procedure includes a longer recovery time than the balloon sinuplasty, but it has a high success rate to help individuals with deviated septums breathe better faster.
VivAer is a procedure using radiofrequency microneedles to reshape the inside of the nostrils so they are more open. This procedure resists inherent collapsibility of the nostrils, provides easier breathing to the patient, and produces long-lasting results.
To best understand what is going on inside the nasal passages, our providers stress the importance of testing and imaging. Sinus consultations consists of the following:
1. Endoscopy –
This test/device is used to get a basic view of the nasal passages.
2. Allergy Testing –
Allergy tests help determine if environmental factors are affecting the sinuses.
3. CT Imaging –
CT imaging allows our providers to get a complete view of your sinus and nasal
anatomy which can help diagnose disorders.