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  • What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

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    What is balloon sinuplasty? In this short video, Hao “Mimi” Tran, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified otolaryngologist at the Ear, Nose, Throat & Plastic Surgery Associates, explains what balloon sinuplasty is and the conditions that it is meant to treat.

    “(Balloon sinuplasty) is a procedure that’s offered to our patients who have recurrent sinus infections, three to four per year, requiring antibiotics,” says Dr. Tran. “It’s also offered to patients that have chronic sinusitis, symptoms greater than three months, who haven’t responded to an extended course of antibiotic therapy.”

    The procedure is either done in the office or in the operating room. A balloon is placed into the blocked or inflamed sinus. The balloon is then dilated or inflated to produce micro-fracturing of the actual bone of the sinus opening, leaving a long-lasting result.

    After opening the sinus with the balloon, Dr. Tran will clean the sinus and remove all obstructions. “I’ll typically irrigate or wash out the sinuses with saline, salt water irrigation, and I’ll suction out all of the mucus in the sinuses. And then I’ll remove the balloon catheter leaving a nice sinus opening,” Dr. Tran explains.

    “This helps patients feel better in terms of their sinus pressure, pain, congestion, and often times, fatigue.”

    To learn more about Dr. Tran visit https://www.entorlando.com/......

    To learn more about the Ear, Nose, Throat & Plastic Surgery Associates visit https://www.entorlando.com/

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