Sinus Surgeon near Savannah GA
Expert trained in the Balloon Sinuplasty Sinus Surgery Procedure
There are many techniques to enlarge the obstructed opening to the sinuses at our Savannah and Pooler offices. One innovative technique involves using a balloon to dilate the entrance to the sinuses. This minimally invasive technique is called “balloon sinus dilation” or “balloon sinuplasty,” during which Dr. Oliver threads a guide wire equipped with a tiny balloon into the nostrils and up to the area of blockage. Once inserted, he then inflates the balloon just enough to open the passageway. Since the procedure is so minimally invasive with no cutting or scraping of the sinuses, no packing is necessary, and the recovery time is minimal. The technology is safe and quick.
This sinus surgery can be performed in office at Coastal ENT with local anesthesia, which allows you to have a speedier recovery and get back to your normal life much more quickly. Dr. Oliver is an expert in the area of balloon catheter dilation, and was one of the first at performing the procedure for sinus surgery in the Savannah area and Georgia Coast.
Treating Your Sinus Right the First Time
Dr. Oliver and his team have performed thousands of sinus surgery procedures and can treat any sinus condition more comprehensively than anyone else in the area. In fact, several patients every year come to our office in Savannah for revision surgery. Because of this, Dr. Oliver is more experienced than anyone else for revision sinus surgery. Patients travel from all over Chatham County and areas including Pooler, Tybee Island, Hilton Head and Jesup for the best in sinus care. Contact your Savannah sinus surgeon today at (912) 355-2335.
Sinus Procedures with Balloon Sinuplasty
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue. Published clinical data shows that Balloon SInuplasty is safe and effective, and patients received statistically and clinically significant improvement in their sinusitis symptoms.1
The following illustrations show how Balloon Sinuplasty opens a blocked left maxillary sinus:
Step 1. A soft, flexible guidewire is inserted into the blocked sinus
Step 2. The balloon is advanced over the guidewire and is inflated to gently expand the sinus opening
Step 3. Fluid is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out any pus or mucus.
Step 4. The balloon is removed, leaving the sinuses open.
Balloon Sinuplasty may now be performed in a doctor’s office under local anesthesia.
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective procedure for many patients seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms:
Most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life through 2 years following surgery.1
1. Weiss, et al. “Long-term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: Two-year follow-up.” Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2008, Vol. 139, pp. S38-S46.
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Important Safety Information
Balloon Sinuplasty Technology is intended for use by or under the direction of a physician. Balloon Sinuplasty Technology has associated risks, including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, or possible optic injury. Consult your physician for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this procedure is right for you.