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Dr. Coppola performs sinus surgery on patients that have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis, also referred to as chronic rhinosinusitis, is a troublesome condition that impacts your quality of life. Individuals with allergic rhinitis or asthma often suffer from chronic sinusitis.
Dr. Coppola performs a special procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty to treat chronic sinusitis. Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive technology used by Dr. Coppola to treat recurrent acute sinusitis patients. If you have sinusitis symptoms that have not responded to sinus medications and therapies, you may be a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty.
Dr. Coppola advises that is procedure is performed on an outpatient bases and does not require incisions and cutting. Patient typically return to normal activities in less time that traditional “open” sinus surgery. Balloon Sinuplasty preserves the anatomy of the sinuses and mucosal tissue as no bone and tissue is removed.
Who are Good Candidates for Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty may be particularly beneficial to patients that have had their sinus problems diagnosed early. For patients with chronic, long-lasting problems, the procedure may be effective for some, though not all, of their sinuses. Dr. Coppola will discuss if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
Patients with the following symptoms may benefit from the procedure:
- Recurrent sinus infections that do not respond to medication
- Headaches around the eyes
- Chronic bad breath and/or foul taste in the mouth
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Chronic nasal problems
How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?
Dr. Coppola uses topical and local anesthesia, to insert a wire catheter equipped with a tiny balloon through the nostril to the blocked sinus passageway and the balloon is inflated, gently opening and widening the sinus passageway. The balloon is then deflated and withdrawn leaving an open sinus passageway thus restoring normal sinus drainage and function.
What are the Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty?
The procedure results in tissue remodeling so there are no incisions or removal of tissue. There is minimal discomfort during or after the procedure and no facial swelling or bruising. No nasal packing is necessary. Recovery is rapid and patients may resume normal activities the following day.
If you are suffering with sinusitis, contact Dr. Coppola so he can determine the most effective treatment to help you to breathe better.
Call 502-893-3683 today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Carl Coppola.