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The painful symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis can be overwhelming. If symptoms are difficult to control with medications alone, your primary doctor may have referred you to Dr. Chu, an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist, who will determine the best course of treatment, including further medication therapy or surgery to open the sinus passage ways.
Balloon Sinuplasty Video
Now, there is an additional surgical option for treatment of blocked sinuses called Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics you may be a candidate for surgery, you now have a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology is an endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The FDA-cleared technology uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ Benefits
As with use of any surgical instrument, there are risks, and results may vary from patient to patient. Dr. Chui will need to discuss your specific condition to find out if the Balloon Sinuplasty™ system is right for you.