Beat the Sinus Blues
Sinusitis, nasal polyps and rhinitis: all too familiar terms for chronic sinus sufferers. Living with these conditions can take a serious toll on an individual, especially in terms of their ability to comfortably breathe, sleep and live an active life.
Those sinus sufferers living “under pressure” have traditionally been limited to two treatment options: conventional sinus surgery or medical therapy, such as antibiotics. The good news – GMC now offers minimally invasive Sinus Solutions, including Acclarent’s Balloon Sinuplasty technology and Image-Guided Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (ESS), to help patients regain their vitality one breath at a time.
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What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Acclarent’s Balloon Sinuplasty is a FDA-cleared, endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The technology uses a small, flexible, balloon to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage and function. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining. Acclarent’s Balloon Sinuplasty technology decreases the risk of infection, reduces post-operative pain and delivers results with a fast recovery time.
What is Image-Guided Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
Image-GuidedEndoscopic Sinus Surgery is another minimally invasive outpatient procedure used in the treatment of many nasal and sinus conditions. The endoscope is a small rigid tube with a lens at one end and a camera, linked to a monitor, at the other end. The endoscope is inserted into the nose to view the nasal cavity and sinuses. Using a magnified computer image, this technology allows the surgeon to view and remove diseased tissue without damaging healthy surrounding tissue.
You don't have to suffer another sinus season. Our expert team can help you breathe easier.