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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Balloon Sinuplasty

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I'm scheduled for balloon sinuplasty on fri. My ENT said he hasn't had anyone with adverse effects. What are/how likely are the risks during/post-op?

I'm scheduled for balloon sinuplasty on fri. My ENT said he hasn't had anyone with adverse effects. What are/how likely are the risks during/post-op?

Low : When done for the right reasons for chronic sinusitis, sinus surgery (balloon or otherwise) is 90-95% effective at reducing symptoms. Recovery time is shorter (1-3 days) with balloon sinuplasty, and I do this procedure in-office with local anesthesia. Risks are low but similar to any sinus procedure: scarring, bleeding, infection, recurrent disease, eye/brain injury, need for further surgery, etc. ...Read more

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Is balloon sinuplasty useful? Effective? Any risks?

Is balloon sinuplasty useful? Effective? Any risks?

Yes: When done for the right reasons for chronic sinusitis, sinus surgery (balloon or otherwise) is 90-95% effective at reducing symptoms. Recovery time is shorter (1-3 days) with balloon sinuplasty, and I do this procedure in-office with local anesthesia. Risks are low but similar to any sinus procedure: scarring, bleeding, infection, recurrent disease, eye/brain injury, need for further surgery, etc. ...Read more

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What are the risks and the recovery time of balloon sinuplasty?

What are the risks and the recovery time of balloon sinuplasty?

Low and short: When done for the right reasons for chronic sinusitis, sinus surgery (balloon or otherwise) is 90-95% effective at reducing symptoms. Recovery time is shorter (1-3 days) with balloon sinuplasty, and I do this procedure in-office with local anesthesia. Risks are low but similar to any sinus procedure: scarring, bleeding, infection, recurrent disease, eye/brain injury, need for further surgery, etc. ...Read more

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Having sinus issues and looking for information on balloon sinuplasty?

Having sinus issues and looking for information on balloon sinuplasty?

In-Office Balloon: 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. The recovery period is usually only a few days, compared to a few weeks. I perform the procedure in-office with local or twilight anesthesia. ...Read more

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Could sinus balloon sinuplasty surgery hurt?

Could sinus balloon sinuplasty surgery hurt?

Mildly : There is mild discomfort during and after balloon sinuplasty no more than a tooth cleaning or cavity filling at a dentist office. Usually mile soreness in nose for 24 hours but back to normal in 48 hours and a lifetime of relief. Just make sure you see someone who does many of these weekly like myself and is a balloon sinup dilation expert. For more info visit www.socalsinus.com ...Read more

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Can you die from balloon sinuplasty under local anesthesia?

Can you die from balloon sinuplasty under local anesthesia?

Very unlikely: Very unlikely, but possible if you are hypersensitive to one of the components in the local anesthetics, such as epinephrine, esp. If you have un-diagnosed heart problems. ...Read more

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Does Maxillary Balloon Sinuplasty cause Voice Change?

Does Maxillary Balloon Sinuplasty cause Voice Change?

Voice change: No. How did you have the procedure done? were you for some reason placed under general endotracheal anesthesia? was your voice very nasal before the procedure? did you have more nasal obstruction removed at the same time such as hypertrophied turbinates, septal deviation or polyps? balloon sinuplasty alone will not effect voice. ...Read more

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I had balloon sinuplasty a little over a month ago. I was just rubbing my nose and heard crunching like that during the op. Is this cause for concern?

I had balloon sinuplasty a little over a month ago. I was just rubbing my nose and heard crunching like that during the op. Is this cause for concern?

Probably not.: It takes form 6-8 weeks for complete healing. But if you are concerned, you should talk to the surgeon. ...Read more

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Does balloon sinuplasty really work by fracturing the tiny bones in the nose?

Does balloon sinuplasty really work by fracturing the tiny bones in the nose?

Yes: Balloon sinuplasty, in general, does work by gently dilating and fracturing the eggshell-thin bone surrounding the natural sinus openings. Recovery time is shorter (1-3 days) with balloon sinuplasty than with traditional sinus surgery, and I do this procedure in-office with local anesthesia. Risks are very low but similar to any sinus procedure. ...Read more

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What is the difference between endoscopic sinus surgery and a balloon sinuplasty? (for chronic sinusitis)

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 more

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I just had balloon sinuplasty, dr.Collected the mucus and had it tested I have pseudomonas in my sphenoid sinus, will leviquin get rid of this?

I just had balloon sinuplasty, dr.Collected the mucus and had it tested I have pseudomonas in my sphenoid sinus, will leviquin get rid of this?

Need sensitivity: Pseudomonas is not a common cause of sinusitis. But if the culture is valid, you need a sensitivity test to identify which antibiotic is most appropriate. If your ENT doctor has sent the mucus to the laboratory for bacterial culture, the lab will routinely identify the correct antibiotics in vitro that will kill the bacteria. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the risk of adverse reaction from fentanyl/versed in egd if i tolerated it during oral surgery and vicodin/valium during balloon sinuplasty?

What is the risk of adverse reaction from fentanyl/versed in egd if i tolerated it during oral surgery and vicodin/valium during balloon sinuplasty?

Probably no risk: Of an adverse reaction, the risk would be with the administration and monitoring. An allergic reaction to fentanyl is extremely rare and you should tolerate the versed if you did the valium. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a balloon sinusplasty? They sound relieving!

Why would someone need a balloon sinusplasty?  They sound relieving!

Sinusitis: There are many ENT specialists who perform sinus surgery using a balloon sinuplasty. The idea is simply to open up the small openings that lead from the nose into the sinus cavity. The 2 sinuses where this procedure seems logical is the maxillary sinus (in the face) and the frontal sinus (above the eyes). The concept is to enlarge these openings to provide better ventilation and drainage. ...Read more

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I suffer from sinusitis and heard about ballon sinuplasty. Is this a procedure that might cure sinusitis permanently? :) Thanks.

I suffer from sinusitis and heard about ballon sinuplasty. Is this a procedure that might cure sinusitis permanently? :) Thanks.

Yes: When done for the right reasons for chronic sinusitis, sinus surgery (balloon or otherwise) is 90-95% effective at reducing symptoms. Recovery time is shorter (1-3 days) with balloon sinuplasty, and I do this procedure in-office with local anesthesia. Risks are low but similar to any sinus procedure: scarring, bleeding, infection, recurrent disease, eye/brain injury, need for further surgery, etc. ...Read more

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I've had chronic sinusitis for 6 months. Would balloon sinusplasty be a good choice for me?

Yes: This is an excellent option for patients with chronic sinusitis with little discomfort and can be done in the office user local anesthesia as I perform it in my office. Try to find an expert in sinus problems for this procedure to have the best results. More info at www.socalsinus.com. ...Read more

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Is ballon sinuplasty painful? I have sinusitis and regular ENT exams, but I am afraid if I will ever need it...

Is ballon sinuplasty painful? I have sinusitis and regular ENT exams, but I am afraid if I will ever need it...

Safe mild discomfort: This minimally invasive office procedure is a great option for some patients. With adequate local anesthesia (ie topical with occasional injection) the discomfort is minimal. This improves aeration to the sinus' and mucus clearance. ...Read more

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I have sinusitis leading to head pressure and off balance. Meds have not worked. Would balloon sinusplasty make me feel balanced again?

I have sinusitis leading to head pressure and off balance. Meds have not worked. Would balloon sinusplasty make me feel balanced again?

Probably not: There are many unanswered questions here. Has a cat scan of the sinuses by done? How extensive is the sinusitis? What sinuses are involved? In general chronic sinus infection does not lead to loss of balance. Finally, balloon sinoplasty will only enlarge the openings of the maxillary or frontal sinuses. If you have polypoid or cystic disease of the sinuses, this technique may not work. ...Read more

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I had a balloon sinoplasty, septoplasty and turbinate reduction. What's the likelihood that all of my cilia are gone? What's that mean &can they regro

I had a balloon sinoplasty, septoplasty and turbinate reduction. What's the likelihood that all of my cilia are gone? What's that mean &can they regro

Cilia are intact!: Turbinate reduction and sinuplasty do not reduce the cilia. In fact, by establishing drainage the cilia can work more efficiently to drain the sinuses! ...Read more

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