Chronic Sinusitis and Balloon Sinuplasty
|Aijaz Alvi, MD, FACS
Board certified Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon.
About the author: Dr. Alvi has graduated college from New York University and then completed his medical school training at Pennsylvania State University. He completed his Otolaryngology residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York and additionally completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at University of Pittsburgh.His practice is located in Barrington and Elgin , Illinois (www.specialtycareinstitute.com) . He has been in practice for over 15 years. He has extensive experience in balloon sinuplasty and sinus disease.
The painful symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis can be overwhelming. It can significantly affect your health, work and school. If symptoms are difficult to control with medications alone, your primary doctor may refer you to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist, who can determine the best course of treatment, including further medication therapy or surgery to open the sinus passage ways.
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. Your surgeon now has 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, balloon-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis that can be performed in children and adults in the hospital or some patients, in the office under only local anesthesia. The FDA-cleared technology uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to gently open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the sinus opening. The sinus can then be irrigated with an antibiotic solution, which can rid the sinus of harmful bacteria. This can significantly eliminate the sinus infection, facial pressure, headache, and improve nasal breathing and sinus health. Check out reviews of Target weekly ads and pharmacy stores of various brands. Additional information on weekly ad products of CVS pharmacy and Kroger.