Chronic sinusitis can be a debilitating condition that impacts patients’ quality of life and causes persistent discomfort. Fortunately, advancements in medical technology have led to the development of minimally invasive treatments like balloon sinuplasty to provide relief to individuals suffering from chronic sinusitis.

What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat chronic sinusitis, a condition that causes inflammation and recurring infections. This swelling blocks the airways and prevents mucus from draining, which creates pressure and leads to symptoms like headaches, ear pain, and tenderness around the eyes and nose. Unlike traditional sinus surgery, which involves the removal of tissue and bone, balloon sinuplasty requires no incisions and can be performed in our office under local anesthesia. 

During the procedure, a small, flexible balloon catheter is inserted into the affected sinus cavity and inflated to gently widen the sinus passages, allowing for improved airflow and mucus drainage. Once the balloon sinuplasty surgery is complete, patients can immediately return to all normal activities.

Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty offers numerous benefits for patients suffering from chronic sinusitis, including:

Minimal Downtime & Recovery

Unlike traditional surgery, which requires a longer recovery time, patients can immediately return to almost all their normal activities after balloon sinuplasty. Some bloody discharge or drainage is normal but will improve in about a week or less. During the first week, strenuous exercise should be avoided to minimize bleeding and discomfort.

Immediate and Long-Lasting Relief

Patients can expect immediate improvement in their symptoms with permanent or nearly permanent results. One of our patients remarked “The balloon sinuplasty procedure was like a miracle…after I had that procedure done it was a different world” and a common review is that patients have their lives back free of headaches and discomfort. These reviews are a true testament to the benefits of a balloon sinuplasty procedure and we are grateful to have assisted many men and women in the Roanoke area.

Minimal Risks

Since balloon sinuplasty requires no cutting or removal of nasal bone and cartilage, there is no risk of scarring or serious complications. Patients can breathe clearly and enjoy relief from their chronic sinusitis without worrying about poor incision healing, bleeding, or damage to the structure of their nose.

Schedule an Appointment

With the expertise of board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Lenkowski, individuals can find relief from their symptoms and enjoy a better quality of life. If you’re struggling with chronic sinusitis, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Roanoke Valley ENT & Allergy to learn if a balloon sinuplasty in Roanoke, VA is right for you.