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The whats, whys, and hows of Balloon Dilation at Hudson ENT

September 14, 2017

 

 

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.

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  • 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.

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  • Balloon sinuplasty is not painful in experienced hands such as Dr Kortbus.

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  • Balloon sinuplasty can be, and is preferentially, done in the office.

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  • 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!

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  • If you can handle a dentist visit, you can handle this!

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  • Many insurance companies cover this procedure, including Medicare, Medicaid, and other private insurers.

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  • It does not need to be redone: the sinuplasty remains open. How? There are no external forces trying to close off the sinuses.

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  • After balloon sinuplasty, patients may go back to work the same day!

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  • You don't need to have a ride: you can drive yourself to and from the office!

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  • 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!

 

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