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BALLOON SINUS DILATION

If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis there is now a less invasive treatment that is clinically proven to be safe and effective and may improve the quality of your life. 1

Balloon sinus dilation technology is an innovative and gentle treatment for chronic and recurrent sinusitis. The minimally invasive procedure is performed under local anaesthetic using a small, flexible sinus balloon catheter. This is inserted into the sinus through the nose to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage. 1

When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the blocked ostium (passageway) while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining. This means there is no need for cutting or tissue removal which is common in other sinus surgery techniques. When the balloon is deflated and removed, it leaves the ostium open allowing for long-lasting relief. 1

1Chandra RK, Kern RC, Cutler JL, Welch KC, Russell PT. REMODEL larger cohort with long-term outcomes and meta-analysis of standalone balloon dilation studies. Laryngoscope. July 2015. DOI: 10.1002/lary.25507.

DECONGESTANT NASAL SPRAYS OR DROPS

Decongestants are a type of medicine that can provide short-term relief for a blocked nose.

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FUNCTIONAL ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY (FESS)

Endoscopic sinus surgery is often used for sinus problems that are severe or difficult to treat.

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NASAL IRRIGATION

Nasal irrigation is a practice in which the nasal cavity is washed to flush out excess mucus from the sinuses.

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There are many ENT specialists that provide effective treatment for sinusitis. Find your nearest clinic today.

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