August 24, 2017 10:20 am
According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, sinusitis affects about 1 in 8 adults annually and generally occurs when viruses or bacteria infect the sinuses.
Often times, this occurs during a cold and causes our bodies to react to the infection. When the body reacts to the infection, the lining of the sinuses tends to swell, blocking the channels that drain the sinuses. When this takes place, mucus and pus irritatingly fill up the nose and sinus cavities.
Acute sinusitis is diagnosed when the patient experiences symptoms that last up to 4 weeks and are accompanied by stuffiness and congested noses or pain, pressure or fullness in the face, head, or around the eyes. Chronic sinusitis typically lasts for 12 weeks or longer and is usually caused by prolonged inflammation.
Patients who suffer from acute sinusitis or common sinus issues often require corrective surgical procedures. Surgery is often performed when the symptoms for sinusitis can’t be controlled with medications and other treatments.
Dr. Michael Peery, MD, Otolaryngologist at Corinth ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat), offers an endoscopic sinus surgery called Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP). The procedure is a safe and effective sinus procedure for chronic sinusitis patients seeking relief from uncomfortable sinus pain symptoms.
With Balloon Sinuplasty, Dr. Peery is able to open up the inflamed sinuses by using a small, flexible, balloon catheter. This allows the blocked sinus passageways to open up and drain the fluids that have been building up over time. When the balloon is inflated, it widens the walls of the sinus, allowing the sinus drainage to flow more freely.
According to www.balloonsinuplasty.com, this procedure is not only more safe, but it is also less invasive, resulting in no cutting of the nasal bone or tissue. Most chronic sinusitis patients report a better quality of life following Balloon Sinuplasty Sinus Surgery and a return to work and normal activities within 2 days of the procedure.
“This procedure is really a game changer for patients in our city, county, and region who are experiencing significant chronic sinus issues,” said Dr. Peery. “The capabilities of this procedure allow us to quickly resolve the patient’s issues and get them back to their normal routines and feeling much better.”
If you are interested in learning more about Balloon Sinuplasty, or exploring treatment options for sinus issues you are experiencing, please call Corinth ENT at 662-293-1565.
This post was written by Magnolia Regional Health Center