Sinus surgery is an excellent alternative when balloon sinuplasty is not feasible. Sinus surgery is a quick procedure (usually less than an hour) and is done under general anesthesia. Nasal packing is usually not required, and patients go home the same day. In most cases, there is minimal pain afterward.
Wondering if you can benefit from balloon sinuplasty or sinus surgery?
Dr. Marc Kayem, a board-certified otolaryngologist specializing in ENT and sinus problems, has been performing balloon sinuplasty for over 10 years. The success rate of the procedure is over 90%. The procedure is performed in-office and does not require general anesthesia. Unlike recuperation from FESS (including laser sinus surgery), recovery from balloon sinus dilation is speedy—you’ll be able to resume normal activities right away. Balloon sinuplasty cost is typically covered by insurance, but other payment options are available.
Although Balloon Sinuplasty is a great alternative for most people, it isn’t for everyone. If you are not a candidate for balloon sinuplasty, sinus surgery may be another option.