More often than not, chronic sinusitis is treated with medicines and a variety of home treatment methods. Some of the medicines used to minimize sinusitis symptoms may include:
Decongestants (Over the Counter)
Mucolytics, which thin the mucus
If you are familiar with these you may also know the side effects and how they can affect the quality of your life.
How Do I Know If I Need Sinus Surgery?
If you’ve tried different Rx medications and over the counter treatment options for a few months and sinusitis symptoms don’t improve, it’s considered chronic sinusitis. Very few people need surgery for sinusitis. However, it may be the best option in the following instances:
A CT Scan shows sinus or nasal polyps
CT Scan shows a severe blockage of the sinuses
The patient has sinus cancer
The patients sinuses have an abnormal structure
The sinus infection has spread to the bone
Options for Sinus Surgery
Broward Sinus Doctors provide minimally invasive procedures to treat chronic sinusitis. If you are looking for the in-office Balloon Sinuplasty which is the latest form of treatment you’re in luck. We use the best equipment on the market, and our physicians have performed the procedure on hundreds of satisfied patients.
The Balloon Sinuplasty provides the following benefits to patients suffering from chronic sinusitis:
Patients are anesthetized with local anesthetics as opposed to general anesthesia
Shorter recovery time
Proven successful outcomes
More cost-effective due to avoiding facility fees and anesthesia
Balloon Sinuplasty is a simple procedure where we place a little balloon in the nose. We inflate it, deflate it, and irrigate the sinus area affected. We then remove the balloon and you’re done! Most patients are back to their normal activities within 24-48 hours.
To find out if you’re a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty call Odalys Alfonso at (954) 389-1414 or fill the short form below.