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Balloon Sinus Surgery Complications
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
What is the difference between endoscopic sinus surgery and a balloon sinuplasty? (for chronic sinusitis)
Sinus Surgery: Balloon sinuplasty - minimally invasive technique, uses a small balloon inflated to widen blocked passages, generally has less bleeding and shorter recovery time. Endoscopic sinus surgery - uses a small camera to visually examined the sinuses. Tiny surgical instruments inserted to remove obstructive tissues, does not require any incision as the whole procedure is performed through the nostrils. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm having the ballon sinus surgery next week. I have constant ear fullness and head presure. Also some lightheadness. Will the surgery help this?
May help: If all your symptoms are caused by sinus disease then your surgical procedure mey help. ...Read more
Uncommon: If they were common, that surgery would not be performed. That said, the risks really depend on which sinuses are treated surgically and with which surgical technique. Overall, it has become a low risk surgery. Talk to a surgeon. ...Read more
Safe surgery: When done for the right reasons for chronic sinusitis, sinus surgery is 90-95% effective at reducing symptoms.Risks are low but include: scarring, anesthetic complications, bleeding, infection, recurrent disease, pain, voice changes, reduced smell,and nasal obstruction.Extremely rare complications in skilled hands include injury to the eye/brain injury, CSF spinal fluid leak, blindness, and death. ...Read more
Balloon Sinuplasty: Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure for chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medication. Unlike other surgical procedures used to treat sinusitis, with balloon sinuplasty, the surgeon does not remove bone or tissue from the nasal area. It’s a less invasive alternative to typical sinus surgeries. The recovery period is usually only a few days, compared to a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: If it was not balloon sinus surgery, then generally 5 days to a week if you had septoplasty as well. Some people recover sooner and some later. it depends on the extent of surgery, tolerance to pain etc. One caution: You will need to keep it light (no heavy lifting, light activity) for several weeks ...Read more
In simplest terms, sinus surgery is defined as making openings through the nasal passages and the four, paired sinuses on each side of the nose, bigger. This may include straightening a crooked (deviated) septum, reducing the size of the nasal turbinates, and making the openings (ostia) larger, using by means of a drill with a very small bit that removes bone ...Read more
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