Balloon Sinus Dilation—new treatment option for recurrent and persistent sinusitis sufferers in Massachussetts and Connecticut!
Impact of Sinusitis
More than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis 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 three routes to relief:
- Medical Therapy (antibiotics, steroids, etc.)
- Allergy Testing & Shots
- Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
Now, qualified patients have a new treatment option, a simple office procedure called balloon sinus dilation.
Balloon Sinus Dilation — Relief that Lasts
Balloon sinus dilation is a minimally invasive treatment option that can be performed by Dr. Charon right in the 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. Charon 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 improve drainage and ventilation. 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 medication1. 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.2
Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
1 Stankiewicz, James MD, Truitt, Theodore MD, and Atkins, James MD. “One Year Results: Transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum” ENT Journal February 2010 Volume 89, Number 2
2 Stankiewicz, James, et al. “Transantral, endoscopically guided balloon dilation of the ostiomeatal complex for chronic rhinosinusitis under local anesthesia” AM J Rhinol Allergy: 23 1-00 (2009).