REAL SINUSITIS RELIEF FROM A QUICK OFFICE PROCEDURE
How does a little balloon provide lasting relief? WATCH
Dr. Gould performs an office sinus dilation procedure to gently remodel and expand Vincent's sinus drainage pathways.
IS OFFICE SINUS DILATION RIGHT FOR YOU?
Relief that lasts
A recent clinical study showed that even 24 months after receiving a balloon sinus dilation procedure, the average patient still experienced a 70% improvement in their symptoms.i Patients also:
Convenient office procedure
Some patients who have had an office sinus dilation procedure liken it to a dental procedure (listen to what Vincent said). A typical office sinus dilation procedure lasts less than 45 minutes.iv A proven local anesthesia protocol contributes to patient comfort.
Short recovery time
A quick recovery is a key benefit of office sinus dilation. Many patients return to normal activity within 24 hours, and 90% return to normal activity within 48 hours.v
Broad coverage by insurance payors
Office sinus dilation procedures are now covered by a majority of insurance plans and Medicare. Check with your physician or payor to see if your plan covers office sinus dilation.
Balloon sinus dilation technology may be used to treat certain conditions affecting the sinus above your eyebrows, behind your cheeks and eyes. Your physician will need to determine if your condition is one that may benefit from this treatment and can help you understand the risks and benefits of this procedure. To learn more about this procedure and the potential risks, ask your physician.
Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
iTwo-year results: transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. Stankiewicz J, Truitt T, Atkins J, etal. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 Feb 15. doi: 10.1002/alr.21024.
iiProspective Evaluation of Balloon-Only and Combination Balloon-Sinonasal Surgical Procedure Outcomes through One-Year Follow-Up.Atkins, J. Abstract #2362. September 2011 ARS
iiiImpact of chronic rhinosinusitis on work productivity through one-year follow-up after balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. Stankiewicz, J, Tami, T, Truitt, T, Atkins, etal. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, 2011 1: 38–45.
ivTwo-year results: transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. Stankiewicz J, Truitt T, Atkins J, etal. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 Feb 15. doi: 10.1002/alr.21024.
vTransantral, endoscopically guided balloon dilatation of the ostiomeatal complex for chronic rhinosinusitis under local anesthesia. Stankiewicz J, Tami T, Truitt T, Atkins J, Liepert D, Winegar B. Am J of Rhinology. 2009 May-June; 321-327.
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