Michigan Avenue ENT leverages cutting edge technology and minimally invasive procedures to properly assess and alleviate chronic sinus problems.
A sinus procedure such as a balloon sinuplasty is the perfect solution for providing long term relief from sinus pain. Keep reading to discover the benefits of this procedure for chronic sinus sufferers, or schedule an appointment.
What is a Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty is a type of minimally invasive sinus surgery, used to treat chronic sinus pressure and chronic sinus blockage.
ENT procedures of this nature can be performed in the office through minimally invasive techniques that require no incisions and no hospital stay.
This sinus procedure is performed on an outpatient basis using local/topical anesthesia. Patients may experience mild swelling and discomfort after surgery.
Recovery generally consists of LITTLE TO NO PAIN; post-surgery nasal congestion is common for approximately 1 week.
How is a Balloon Sinuplasty Performed?
By partnering with Acclarent, Michigan Avenue has the ability to act as the only ENT in the Chicago area that utilizes the TruDi™ NAV System to perform sinus procedures. The TruDi™ NAV is an electromagnetic image-guided navigation system designed to offer ENT surgeons an accurate, simple, and reliable option for their endoscopic sinus surgery procedures.
With the “TruDi™ available, it enables surgeons to gain a better understanding of the narrow spaces of the sinuses, facilitating precise localization of the surgical device.
View the video below to learn more about how our surgeons utilize the latest technology while performing sinus surgeries.
Do I Need a Balloon Sinuplasty?
A sinus procedure might not be the course of action for every patient with chronic sinus problems, but if you’ve had any of the following symptoms you might be just the right candidate for a balloon sinuplasty.
- You suffer from chronic or recurring sinus infections that don’t respond to traditional medications.
- You’ve experienced lasting symptoms such as nasal congestion, coughing, headaches, and chronic bad breath due to sinus issues.
- Your sinusitis stems from an issue other than a deviated septum or nasal polyps.
What are the Benefits a Balloon Sinuplasy Procedure
- improves the ability to breathe through the nose
- no incisions
- local anesthesia
- recovery involves little to no pain
Ready to Speak to a Specialist?
Don’t spend any more time struggling to breathe correctly. Book an appointment today to speak with Michigan Avenue’s qualified ENT specialist.