The Sinus Center
A cold or stuffiness that won’t go away could be chronic sinusitis, a condition that medication or allergy treatments may not correct. The SINUS CENTER at Oklahoma Surgical Hospital offers several treatment options, including Balloon Sinuplasty, which can help you breath easier. New treatment options include procedures where patients experience minimal downtime, minimal pain and no overnight stay.
Chronic nasal congestion is one of the most common patient complaints.
Symptoms include: Facial pain, pressure, congestion or fullness; nasal obstruction or blockage; discolored post-nasal discharge; nasal obstruction or blockage; loss of smell or taste; headache; fatigue; dental pain; and bad breath.
Doctors thread a guide wire equipped with a tiny balloon into the nostrils and up to the area of blockage. They inflate the balloon just enough to open the passageway. Sinuses are opened in the same way that doctors open up blocked arteries during a balloon angioplasty. The technology is minimally invasive and safe. Tens of thousands of patients have experienced the benefits.
How Does It Work?
Step 1. Gain access to the sinus.
Step 2. Inflate balloon across ostium.
Step 3. Remove balloon and irrigate sinus.
Step 4. Remove system.
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For more information, talk to your doctor about whether you are a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty, call Oklahoma Surgical Hospital at (918) 477-5900 or go to www.BalloonSinuplasty.com.