The last time I experienced a sinus infection, it felt like someone opened up my head and poured concrete in there. Needless to say, it was not a fun experience. Now, I have the privilege to care for patients who suffer from such sinus problems and alleviate their suffering.
Balloon sinuplasty is an in-office procedure for patients with recurrent sinus problems or for patients with one episode of prolonged sinus congestion/infection. It can be done in the office and takes about 2 hours. The procedure involves numbing the nose and using tiny balloons to perform a minimally invasive procedure to open up the clogged sinus drainage passageways.
Here is what my last patient had to say about the procedure:
“Dr. Shah, I am a changed person because of the balloon sinus procedure. I can sleep at night and I feel fantastic. I have more energy and I have not had ONE sinus infection since the procedure. Thank you so much.”