Balloon sinuplasty surgery
Balloon Sinuplasty surgery has been permitted by the American's Food and Drug Administration for use as a treatment for sinusitis. This technology, together with Balloon Angioplasty for the heart, using a balloon catheter sinus small and supple (flexible) to open the sinus tract obstruction, restoring normal sinus drainage and function. When the balloon inflates, it will gradually change the structure and widens the walls of the channel without damaging the sinus pathways.
This technology can only be used by a health professional who has the qualifications and has completed training that is accredited by the FDA. Outside the United States, currently there are only about 200 ENT surgeons who have been accredited.
Clinical studies prove that the ballon sinuplasty surgery is safe and effective in relieving symptoms of sinusitis. The use of surgical tools or other techniques will usually result in some risk.
This technology uses a small tool, soft and flexible that it can enter entirely through the nostrils. This tool will carefully open the blocked sinus tract, and in many cases this is done without any removal of tissue or bone. Since little or no tissue or bone that is damaged during use of this technology, then the bleeding will be reduced. Thus, the uncomfortable nasal dressing is not really necessary.
This technology is a tool can be used with endoscopy and medical therapy or other sinus surgery techniques. This technology does not limit the choice of treatment in the future if your disease increases. As in the use of other surgical tools, the technology is still there is a risk, and the results can vary depending on the patients themselves.