Is Balloon Sinuplasty Right for Me?
posted: Aug. 03, 2023.
If you deal with persistent sinus infections, it can be difficult to function, and you might find yourself struggling to succeed in your daily life. When you’re dealing with chronic sinusitis, it’s often because the sinuses aren’t draining correctly, and mucus is accumulating. Instead of constantly suffering from this sinus pain, you can talk to our ENT doctor about other options to help prevent chronic sinusitis, as well as other sinus conditions. Dr. Jahangir Sharifi and Dr. Cheryl Nocon at L.A. Sinus & Allergy Specialists in Los Angeles, CA, can explain what balloon sinuplasty is and if you might be right for the procedure.
Considering Balloon Sinuplasty
Chronic sinusitis can be extremely difficult to deal with and you might find yourself struggling to feel comfortable and deal with symptoms. If you find that you deal with constant sinus problems, your ENT doctor in Los Angeles, CA, may recommend a balloon sinuplasty. These issues can include things like:
Chronic sinus problems
Chronic nasal problems
Sinus infections that are resistant to medications
Consistent headaches and pressure around the eyes
Difficulty breathing through the nose
Chronic bad breath
A deviated septum
Often, if you deal with persistent sinus infections, you may eventually find that normal treatments will stop working as well as they once did. When this happens, your doctor might suggest balloon sinuplasty to help open up the sinuses. With balloon sinuplasty, your doctor will insert a wire catheter with a tiny balloon into the nostril. Once they reach the blocked area of the sinuses, the balloon will be inflated so that the sinus passages are opened, and can drain properly. The balloon will then be deflated and removed. The procedure is non-surgical and can be a good option when you’re struggling to manage your chronic sinus infections.
Contact Our ENT Doctor Today
Find out if you’re a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty. Contact Dr. Jahangir Sharifi and Dr. Cheryl Nocon at L.A. Sinus & Allergy Specialists in Los Angeles, CA, to learn more about balloon sinuplasty and how it can help open up your sinuses and help you function better each day. Call for more information and to schedule your appointment today at (323) 226-0022.