If you are suffering from chronic headaches as a result of head congestion, a chronically stuffed up nose, postnasal drainage, dry cough, and nasal crusting resulting in feeling tired all the time, then we can help. We offer cutting edge minimally invasive sinus surgeries including Balloon Sinuplasty, which helps open your blocked sinus outflow tract passages giving you nearly instant relief. If nasal polyps are the root cause of your symptoms, then medical and surgical options will be provided to eliminate your symptoms. The minimally invasive sinus procedures are designed to allow for rapid recovery and restoration of your health to the desired baseline. Read on to learn more about sinus problems in Manhattan and treatment with Balloon Sinuplasty.
Understanding Chronic Sinusitis
Sinusitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses, but when these symptoms persist after 12 weeks or more it is referred to as chronic sinusitis. Your sinuses are normally filled with air, but when they become blocked and filled with fluid, germs can grown and cause an infection. The common cold, allergies, nasal polyps or a deviated septum can lead to acute and chronic sinusitis.
Both acute and chronic sinusitis share similar signs and symptoms, but acute sinusitis is temporary while chronic sinusitis is constant. For a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis you must display at least two of the following symptoms:
- Drainage of a thick, yellow or greenish discharge
- Nasal obstruction or congestion that causes breathing difficulties through your nose
- Pain, tenderness and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead
- Reduced sense of smell and taste
Other signs might include:
- Ear pain
- Upper jaw and teeth ache
- Sore throat
- Bad breath
- Fatigue or irritability
Find Relief with Balloon Sinus Procedure in Manhattan
Sinusitis sufferers – it is now time to get your life back and breathe easy. In severe cases, doctors have used special tools snaked up the nose to enlarge the sinus openings by cutting out inflamed tissue and bone. It is highly effective, but is a more invasive procedure with the potential for scar tissue to re-block the sinus.
With the new Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure, our Manhattan ENT opens inflamed sinuses in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. With the Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure removal of bone or tissue from the nose is not included, which significantly differentiates this procedure from conventional sinus surgery.
Schedule an appointment with our Manhattan ENT if you have had several episodes of sinusitis that fail to respond to treatment. We will be able to provide you with further examination, diagnosis and further treatment options to help you breathe easy.