How Do Doctors Drain Sinuses?

How Do Doctors Drain Sinuses?

Facial pain…headaches…nasal congestion…cough…sore throat…

Sinus infections are miserable. If you’re suffering from this condition, a doctor may prescribe antibiotics along with home remedies to help ease your discomfort. However, when medications are ineffective or if you are prone to getting sinus infections often, you may be referred to an Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) specialist for minimally-invasive surgical relief.

An ENT will first assess the root cause of your sinus problems. If you have a blockage in your sinus cavity, such as a polyp or scar tissue, the blockage can be removed using a method called endoscopy. The ENT will insert a thin endoscope with a tiny camera into your nose to identify the blockage and guide other instruments to gently remove them.

If there is nothing that needs to be removed from your sinuses, there is another option that can provide amazing results: Balloon Sinus Dilation (balloon sinuplasty). The ENT inserts a tiny tube with a small balloon on the en into your nose. The balloon is placed at the source of the blockage and then inflated to help open the passageway, allowing your sinuses to drain properly. With the blocked area expanded and reshaped, the balloon can be deflated andr emoved. The entire in-office procedure takes about an hour and many people experience immediate improvement in their symptoms. Typical recovery time is about 24-48 hours and the results can last up to 2 years.

In Pensacola, FL, the Balloon Sinus Dilation procedure is available at Riesberg Institute. Dr.Michael Riesberg has been a respected leader in the Pensacola medical community since he started the practice in 2001. Many of his patients say that the balloon sinus procedure has changed their lives.

If you or a loved one are experiencing the symptoms of sinusitis in Pensacola, FL, contact Riesberg Institute by calling (850) 476-0700 or visiting our website. If you have tried other treatments without success,Dr. Riesberg can let you know if you are a good candidate for Balloon Sinus Dilation in Pensacola.