At DFW Sinus Select, we know just how frustrating it can be to endure the painful, body-wide symptoms caused by chronic sinusitis. Many patients end up in our office because they have tried just about every treatment imaginable without success. The good news is that there are a handful of alternative options to explore, one of which is a minimally invasive procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty that can help you get rid of chronic sinusitis symptoms in just one office visit. The best part is that the entire procedure can be performed right from the comfort and convenience of the doctor’s office – no hospital or surgery center visit needed.
Before explaining this alternative treatment option called Balloon Sinuplasty, here’s why antibiotics may not be working to help you get rid of chronic sinusitis.
Why aren’t antibiotics helping my chronic sinusitis?
Antibiotics are frequently thought of as a cure-all for most sicknesses we encounter. Sinus problems are no exception. What many people don’t realize is that sinusitis can either be bacterial or viral. Antibiotics will only work for bacterial infections and prove to be an ineffective treatment for viral infections. In fact, improper use of antibiotics can actually be harmful to your body and may even increase your body’s resistance to the drug.
Because of this, it is critical to seek medical evaluation from a physician who specializes in treating sinus conditions like sinusitis in order to get an accurate diagnosis. Once you know what form of sinusitis you have, your doctor will be able to determine which treatment option is best suited to your individual needs.
What is this treatment option that can help me get rid of chronic sinusitis in one office visit?
If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics or other medical therapies, you may be a candidate for the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure to get rid of chronic sinusitis. This minimally invasive procedure, offered by the otolaryngologists at DFW Sinus Select is used to treat blocked sinuses through an endoscopic, catheter-based system. The technology involves the use of tiny balloons to open up blockages occurring in the sinuses that are preventing normal mucus drainage. For patients who have suffered for weeks, months or sometimes even years from the troubling symptoms of chronic sinusitis, Balloon Sinuplasty may be the answer to symptom relief – and it’s entirely performed from a doctor’s office in just an hour’s time.
While recovery time varies with each patient, most individuals are back to normal activities within one to two days. The leading ENT journal recently published a study showing that the Balloon Sinuplasty technology is safe and effective, with study participants experiencing no adverse events following the procedure. Best of all, most of these patients experienced significant relief from their symptoms, with results lasting more than two years after the procedure.
Looking to get rid of chronic sinusitis? Here’s how to get started
Whether you’ve been suffering from symptoms of chronic sinusitis for six weeks, six months or even longer, you owe it to yourself to explore a treatment option that can help you get rid of chronic sinusitis once and for all. While not every patient is a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty, if you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics, you may be a good fit. The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation with one of the sinus specialists at DFW Sinus Select by filling out the form on this page or contacting our office.