Balloon sinus dilation is a new, minimally invasive office procedure that reopens the sinus pathways and restores drainage to deliver immediate and long lasting relief to recurrent and chronic sinusitis sufferers.
In balloon sinus dilation, the ear, nose and throat specialist seeks to reshape anatomy by inflating small balloons in key places in the nose and sinus to expand sinus pathways and restore drainage. Poor sinus drainage, which leads to infection and discomfort, is the source of persistent or recurring sinus pain. Antibiotics, decongestants, and steroids can be used to minimize the discomfort of symptoms, but they do not fix the underlying drainage problem. By restoring sinus drainage, balloon sinus dilation can provide lasting sinus relief to qualified patients, and the sinusitis cycle.
Balloon sinus dilation provides a quick recovery with lasting results. Performed under local anesthesia, balloon sinus dilation offers an in-office choice to sinusitis patients. Patients who have received the balloon sinus dilation procedure have experienced significant improvement in sinusitis symptoms, and 90% return to normal activity within 48 hours. Dr. McLeod been trained on these innovative procedures.