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How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Help With Ear Problems?

How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Help With Ear Problems?

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How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Help With Ear Problems?

Sinus pain often leaves those affected with exhaustion and frustration. Without consulting a specialist, overall health can decline with an increase in medication use. That’s where a Balloon Sinuplasty comes in and helps, as it addresses the root cause of the pain.

Unlike most traditional surgeries, this procedure is minimally invasive and offers a fast recovery time. The surgery brings many benefits, some of which include improved quality of life, reduction in dependency on medication, quick relief of your symptoms, and helps with ear problems.

The surgery is most beneficial to patients who have had their sinus problems diagnosed early on. Patients with chronic, long-lasting problems, might not see as successful results. Although there are risks associated with any surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty procedures have proven to be clinically effective and safe.

Common Symptoms for Balloon Sinuplasty: 

Typically, patients with the following symptoms may benefit from the surgery:

  • Bad breath/foul taste in mouth
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Headaches around the eye area
  • Nasal problems
  • Recurrent sinus infections that don’t respond to medication

Ear Symptoms for Balloon Sinuplasty: 

  • A full or blocked sensation in the ears
  • A ringing, popping, or clicking sound in the ear
  • Changes in hearing
  • Ear pain

How Balloon Sinuplasty Works : 

Under anesthesia, a guide wire catheter with a tiny balloon attached is inserted into the nostril. Once inserted, the balloon is inflated, opening the blocked sinus passageway.

If you are suffering from recurrent sinus pain, sinusitis, or ear pain, Balloon Sinuplasty might be the solution you’ve been looking for. This procedure is a specialty of the American Sinus Institute, serving patients in San Antonio and throughout Texas. Contact our board-certified physicians in Otolaryngology to find out how Balloon Sinuplasty can help relieve your sinus problems.