More than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis (sinus infections) every year, making it one of the most common health conditions in the country. Traditionally, those who suffer from the pain, pressure and other symptoms of recurring and persisting sinus infections have two routes to relief:
1. Medical therapy (antibiotics, steroids, etc.)
2. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
Now, qualified patients have a new treatment option for sinus infections, a simple office procedure called balloon sinus dilation.
Balloon sinus dilation is a minimally invasive treatment option that can be performed by Dr. Salzer right here, in our Greenwich, CT office. Balloon sinus dilation technology is used to treat chronic or recurrent sinus infections (sinusitis) affecting the sinuses above your eyebrows as well as under/behind your eyes. Dr. Salzer will need to determine if your condition is one that may benefit from this treatment, and he can help you understand the risks and benefits of this procedure. The key objective of balloon sinus dilation is to reshape the anatomy to expand sinus pathways and restore drainage. The procedure utilizes small balloons placed in key places in the nose and sinus, which are then dilated to expand the sinus pathways. Balloon Sinus Dilation may be an effective, lasting option for some patients whose symptoms do not resolve with medication. [i] The balloon sinus dilation procedure is performed in the office, does not require general anesthesia, and in most cases patients are able to resume normal activities within 24 hours.