Balloon dilation of the sinuses has become a very important tool in the chest of helping those with ENT problems. If a person has breathing problems, sinus headaches, sinus infections, & mucus, they would have the balloon procedure to have less breathing problems and sinus headaches as well as sinus infections and mucus.
Dr Kortbus has been using this tool since 2005: he was an early adopter more than a dozen years ago, and over that time, Dr Kortbus has really been able to understand the times when it is a vital tool to help his patients.
Perhaps the best way to convey the key facts to the common questions is in bullet / FAQ format:
No balloon is kept in the body: it is inflated, deflated and removed.
The balloon is inflated in the natural openings of the sinuses: it's purpose is to enlarge what is already present in your sinus: one natural opening.
Balloon sinuplasty is not painful in experienced hands such as Dr Kortbus.
Balloon sinuplasty can be, and is preferentially, done in the office.
Worst case scenario is that it does not help: in other words, it does not seem to injure surrounding tissues and balloon sinuplasty does not "burn a bridge": no tissue is removed!
If you can handle a dentist visit, you can handle this!
Many insurance companies cover this procedure, including Medicare, Medicaid, and other private insurers.
It does not need to be redone: the sinuplasty remains open. How? There are no external forces trying to close off the sinuses.
After balloon sinuplasty, patients may go back to work the same day!
You don't need to have a ride: you can drive yourself to and from the office!
By reading this, we think you would be excited to learn of a technique that can help you breather better, relieve your headaches, and decrease the quantity and quality of sinus infections.
Call (845) 758-1456 today to schedule your consultation!