Office-Based Sinus Treatment FAQs
What is Office-Based Sinus Treatment?
Patients who have trouble with chronic and recurrent sinusitis often have blocked sinus pathways that can prevent effective drainage, airflow and healing from an infection. If medications and first-line treatments have failed to help relieve symptoms and inflammation in the past or if patients experience multiple episodes of sinusitis, Office-Based Sinus Treatment may be an appropriate treatment option for them.
The Office-Based Sinus Treatment gently expands sinus openings and drainage pathways to restore airflow, aid with drainage and helps healing. After locating the treatment area and applying local anesthesia, a physician will place the small balloon in the nose, inflate the balloon to dilate the treatment area, and then deflate and remove the balloon.
How long does Office-Based Sinus Treatment take?
Procedure length is dependent on your specific condition and anatomy. To allow time for pretreatment preparation and post treatment examination, you should expect to spend around one and a half to two hours in our office.
What is the average Office-Based Sinus Treatment recovery time?
While recovery time varies with each patient, most patients who undergo the in-office procedure can return to normal activities within two days or sooner.
Is Office-Based Sinus Treatment successful?
Yes. In fact, 96% of patients undergoing an Office-Based Sinus Treatment have reported drastic improvement in sinusitis symptoms. Learn more about Office-Based Sinus Treatment and results of this procedure by visiting the FAQ page on balloonsinuplasty.com.
What are the risks of Office-Based Sinus Treatment?
Office-Based Sinus Treatment is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery and has a low complication rate. As with any medical procedure, potential risks and complications also exist with Office-Based Sinus Treatment.
Possible side effects include, but are not limited to, post-operative bleeding; pain and swelling; allergic reaction to anesthesia or other medications administered during the procedure; or infection. There is also a small risk of mucosal/tissue damage from the expansion. Make sure to consult with your doctor to determine if your condition presents any special risks.
Are you awake during Office-Based Sinus Treatment?
Office-Based Sinus Treatment is usually an outpatient procedure. Most patients undergo the in-office treatment with local anesthesia, but it varies from patient to patient.
Will Office-Based Sinus Treatment stop snoring?
Office-Based Sinus Treatment is a proven and safe technology to relieve obstructions associated with chronic sinusitis. Office-Based Sinus Treatment can address sinus disease, but would not be expected to affect snoring.
Does Medicare pay for Office-Based Sinus Treatment?
Most insurance companies and Medicare cover Office-Based Sinus Treatments if considered medically reasonable and necessary. To be certain of your level of insurance coverage, contact your insurance provider to find out your specific policy.
Want to learn more about Office-Based Sinus Treatment?
You can learn more about Office-Based Sinus Treatment and the results of this procedure by visiting the FAQ page on balloonsinuplasty.com.