Balloon Sinuplasty in Los Angeles
Perhaps you have been experiencing recurring or chronic sinus infections, and you have gone further to try different medications to get relief. Unfortunately, you have not responded well to the medications, and you continue to struggle with symptoms such as headaches, facial pain and pressure, coughing, and persistent bad breath due to sinus problems. In such cases, a balloon sinuplasty procedure could be the recommended treatment to give you long-term relief and help you breathe easier.
Dr. Zandifar is a board-certified specialist with more than a decade of experience in treating sinus infections. He can help you establish whether balloon sinuplasty could be appropriate for you.
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Hootan Zandifar, MD, FACS, Board Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Which Conditions can benefit from a Nasal Balloon Procedure?
Severe Rhinosinusitis or Sinus Inflammation
Balloon sinuplasty is ideal in treating chronic rhinosinusitis, a condition characterized by an inflamed nasal cavity lasting longer than 12 weeks.
Blockage in the Nose
Balloon sinuplasty is an ideal treatment if you have nasal blockage that is caused by your sinus disease,
Acute and Chronic Sinus Infection
Balloon sinuplasty is suitable for the treatment of acute and chronic sinus infections.
Who should go for Balloon Sinuplasty?
If you have an acute or chronic sinus infection, you may be a good candidate for a nasal balloon procedure.
Is a Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure Painful?
Balloon sinuplasty has very little post-procedure pain, and most patients can endure it in an office setting.
Is The Procedure Safe?
As long as a doctor performs balloon sinuplasty, you have an assurance that it is safe and effective. Furthermore, it has a high success rate and reduces risks of complications, making it one of the more popular types of sinus surgeries. Similar to other surgical procedures, the resulting minor side effects will resolve after a short time.
How Much Does Balloon Sinuplasty Cost?
Balloon sinuplasty is a relatively new procedure; thus, some insurance providers classify it as an elective procedure thus not eligible for coverage. In those circumstances balloon sinuplasty surgery can cost you between $3,000 and $7,000, depending on the doctor performing it and the number of sinuses that need treatment.
How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?
Balloon sinuplasty involves dilating the opening of all or some of the major nasal sinuses to allow clearing and drainage. This surgery is ideal for you if you have a condition that causes inflammation of sinus membranes, hindering drainage of pus, discharge, and mucus, causing congestion.
Blockage and inflammation of nasal passages with time can cause difficulty in breathing. It may also lead to symptoms such as jaw ache, headache, and insomnia. Through balloon sinuplasty, doctors can widen obstructed nasal passages by force and flush out congestion most of the time using a saline solution.
Balloon sinuplasty has some minor side effects, including:
Bleeding and Tenderness
The patient may experience bloody drainage or bleeding for a few days. Besides, there may be tenderness on the cheek, forehead, or nasal cavity.
A patient may experience some minor swelling on the surrounding facial area, nasal cavities, and passages.
Failure to clean the sinuses properly after the surgery may lead to an infection.
Recovery from Balloon Sinuplasty
Most individuals can leave the medical facility shortly after the surgery and resume most activities after one or two days. The doctor may recommend that you avoid nose-blowing for 1-2 days immediately after the procedure. A person may feel tired, groggy, congested, and tender for some days after the surgery.
Schedule Your Consultation
At Zandifar MD, we can expertly treat sinus conditions and carry out balloon sinuplasty in his Beverly Hills or Santa Monica office. To find out if this is the right treatment for your sinus condition visit our office and meet Dr. Zandifar. He is a board-certified otolaryngologist with more than a decade of experience in treating sinus disease and nasal blockage.