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Options to Treat Chronic Sinusitis:  Balloon Sinuplasty vs. Surgery?

Posted November 14th, 2017

Procedures for Treating Chronic Sinusitis
There are many breakthrough and cutting edge treatments for treating chronic sinusitis such as Balloon Sinuplasty or Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.

Minimally Invasive Option - Balloon Sinuplasty

There are many breakthrough and cutting edge treatments for treating chronic sinusitis such as an in office procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty. This technology is a FDA-approved, endoscopic, catheter-based system for the relief from sinusitis. Balloon Sinuplasty technology uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage and function.

To learn more about Balloon Sinuplasty

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Surgery is done when the symptoms can’t be controlled with medications and other treatments. The most common type of surgery for the sinuses is called Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. The purpose of the surgery is to widen the natural drainage pathways between the sinuses and the nose, allowing mucus to get out of the sinuses and air to get in. Medications that are delivered to the surface of the nose and sinuses, like sprays and irrigations, can get into the sinuses better after surgery as well.

To learn more about Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

If you are in need of a Sinus Expert, please contact Melnick, Moffitt, and Mesaros ENT Associates for a comprehensive consultation.

Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-20)

Click the button below you will find a list of symptoms and social/emotional consequences of your rhinosinusitis. To find out your score, simply answer the f questions to the best of your ability.

HOW TO TAKE THIS TEST: Consider how severe the problem is when you experience it and how frequently it happens.

Take the SNOT Test

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