For many patients, allergy treatment and antibiotics can control sinusitis, but some cases require surgery.
“I’ve suffered with sinus issues my entire life. Including most recently, where I labored through three sinus infections in the 12 months leading up to March 2015. That’s when I finally did something about it by scheduling an appointment to see Dr. Charon and his team. Since the in-office procedure I haven’t had another sinus infection and I’m breathing better through my nose than I can ever remember.”
Larry B. \ Woodstock, CT
The basic idea behind sinus surgery for sinusitis is to improve the ventilation and drainage of the sinuses. Traditionally endoscopic sinus surgery was done in an operating room, and it involved removal of tissue to widen the natural openings of the sinuses. This procedure is still available, but in most cases Dr. Charon prefers balloon sinuplasty which gives the same results without requiring a trip to the hospital. And because it does not require tissue removal, balloon sinuplasty also has a much shorter average recovery time (1.5 days) than traditional endoscopic sinus surgery (5 days).
In cases that do require extensive tissue removal traditional sinus surgery is still available.
“The procedure was very quick and easy and I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again since the recovery was so straight forward. I feel the best I have felt in years and without question this has enhanced my quality of life. I am even sleeping better. I used to wake up very early in the AM not being able to breathe through my nose until I got out of bed and moved around. Sometimes I would have to go outside to breathe in the cold morning air just to get relief. Now I’m sleeping through the morning. And better yet, that relentless feeling of fatigue and just wanting to close my eyes has dissipated. I’m happy to report I haven’t had a sinus headache or earaches since the procedure; nor have I had to take any sinus medications or pills. Thank you to Dr. Charon and his team.”