- Affects 37 million annually in the U.S.
- Affects approximately 14% of the adult U.S. population
- Up to 60% of patients are not successfully treated with sinus medications. Sinus surgery may be recommended when medical management methods are not enough to relieve patients' symptoms.
- An estimated 7 million physician office visits are attributed to Chronic sinusitis (not including acute sinusitis) each year.
Do You Have Sinusitis?
- Facial pain
- Tenderness and swelling around the cheeks, eyes, forehead, and / or nose
- Sinus pressure or congestion
- Nasal congestion
- Sense of smell or taste diminished
- Sinus Headache
- Yellow or green mucus from the nose
- Tooth pain
- Sore throat
- Bad breath
Sinus pain can radiate from these areas in your forehead, cheek, face, and temples.
Balloon Sinuplasty for the Treatment of SinusitisSinusitis can sometimes be treated naturally by inhaling steam or using saline nasal sprays. Other times there is success using prescription medications like antibiotics and / or nasal steroid sprays. However, clinical studies show up to 60% of sinusitis sufferers do not get relief with medication. For patients with chronic sinusitis who do not respond well to these various treatments, you may be a candidate for sinus surgery.
Balloon Sinuplasty is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery. Dr. Jacob opens inflamed sinus in the same way that cardiologists open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. Over 95% of patients who’ve had the procedure say they would have it again.