Drug therapy is very effective in the early period. Surgery may be necessary in patients with chronic sinusitis who do not persistently respond to medication. Purpose of surgery; is to open the sinus paths. Thus, the aeration of the sinuses is provided. Infection regresses and disappears in the vented sinus. We can do this with endoscopic sinus surgery as well as with balloon sinusoplasty technique.
It is the process of opening the narrowed sinus holes with Balloon Catheter. The logic is the same as angioplasty used to open the occluded heart vessels.
What are the advantages of balloon sinusoplasty?
The tissue that lays the nose has many tasks. Heats the air we breathe, humidifies, filtrer.vs. In all nasal surgeries, these tissues can be damaged more or less. The idea of how to open the sinus mouth without damaging the tissues has resulted in the technique of balloon synoplasty. In this technique, a balloon is placed in the problematic sinus mouth with the help of a catheter. The balloon is then inflated with serum.
The swelling balloon expands the obstructed sinus mouth.
Therefore, no useful tissue inside the nose is damaged.
There is no incision in the nose and no bleeding.
No buffering is required after the procedure.
You can return to daily life the next day.
How Much Healing After Balloon Sinusoplasty (Synoplasty)
Balloon synoplasty is a minimally invasive method. Although it is done in hospital, it does not require overnight stay. Although it varies from patient to patient, normal activities can be started on the same day.
Who Can Perform Balloon Sinusoplasty (Synoplasty) Technique?
This technique can only be done by a qualified ENT specialist. Routine is not a ubiquitous intervention. The experience of the physician is indispensable if this procedure is not necessary.
Balloon Sinusoplasty (Sinoplasty) Technique Used in the Treatment of Hanig Type Sinusitis?
Balloon sinoplasty technique is used in chronic sinusitis, especially frontal, maxillary, sphenoid sinusitis and ethmoid sinusitis. Endoscopic sinus surgery should be preferred in polyp sinusitis.
Is there any age limitation in Balloon Sinusoplasty (Sinoplasty) Technique?
Yes, in order for this technique to be applied, it is necessary to have a patient profile suitable for this treatment and to have completed 17 years of age.
Does previous treatment with Endoscopic Surgery cause any problems in the application of this technique?
In order to perform the balloon synoplasty technique, endoscopic surgery should not be used before.
You mentioned that there is a new treatment method, how and where did you get this training?
Prof. I studied at Levin from San Francisco.
You said that balloon sinoplasty (synoplasty) is a new method.
DO YOU HAVE PUBLISHED SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES ABOUT THIS SUBJECT?
Yes there is.
Those interested can find the article details below.
The following are clinical publications relating to the clinical application of AcclarentTM’s innovative technologies. Please check back for regular updates.
Safety and Feasibility of Balloon Catheter Dilation of Paranasal Sinus Ostia: A Preliminary Investigation
Christopher L. Brown, M.D., William E. Bolger, M.D.
Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology April 2006, Vol. 115(4): 293-299;
Catheter Based Dilation of the Sinus Ostia: Initial Safety and Feasibility Analysis in a Cadaver Model
William E. Bolger, M.D., Winston C. Vaughan, M.D.
American Journal of Rhinology May-June 2006, Vol. 20, No.3, P. 290-294
Functional Endoscopic Dilatation of the Sinuses (FEDS): Patient Selection and Surgical Technique
Michael Friedman, M.D., Paul Schalch, M.D.
Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology June 2006, Vol. 17, 126-134
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