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What is a Sinus Balloon?

It’s not a colorful, happy, inflated shape floating through the air – but it can make you very happy! A sinus balloon is a treatment for chronic sinusitis, a condition that causes headaches, facial pain and pressure, post nasal drip and a host of other uncomfortable symptoms.

If you suffer from sinusitis in the Pensacola, FL, area, you may be able to reduce your discomfort through Balloon Sinus Dilation (balloon sinuplasty) at Riesberg Institute. During the procedure, a tiny balloon is inserted into your nasal passage via a flexible tube. (The application of a local anesthetic makes it a comfortable procedure.) The balloon is positioned at the area where you have a blockage in your sinus passage. The balloon is inflated, causing the area to expand so air can once again flow through the passage.

This is an in-office procedure that takes about 1 hour. The balloon is not left inside your sinus passage – it is deflated and then removed after the process has restored normal sinus function and, most importantly, relief from painful, annoying symptoms. In fact, some patients experience immediate relief that can last up to 2 years.

Dr. Michael Riesberg is one of the only Ear Nose & Throat specialists in the Pensacola area to offer Balloon Sinus Dilation (balloon sinuplasty). If you or a loved one are suffering from chronic sinusitis and have not had success with other treatments, contact Riesberg Institute by calling (850) 476-0700 or visiting the website. Dr. Riesberg can let you know if Balloon Sinus Dilation in Pensacola can make your symptoms go up, up and away!

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