Newport Beach, CA – Balloon sinuplasty is performed by Dr. Kevin Sadati as an in-office procedure done under local anesthesia. This procedure effectively dilates the sinus passages which allows for proper nasal drainage. No cutting of bone or tissue is required, which makes this a much easier procedure for the patient to endure; therefore, functional endoscopic sinus surgery will not be necessary.
Balloon sinuplasty offers a less invasive method of opening the sinus passages that is highly effective, providing good results, with very little downtime for the patient. Most patients return to their normal activities within two days. “Some 250,000 Americans are afflicted by chronic sinusitis, which causes severe headaches, nasal blockages, and breathing problems. Oral antibiotics, steroids and painkillers are helpful for some, but it’s not effective for almost 60 percent of patients. Therefore, another intervention is often required to provide relief,” said Dr. Kevin Sadati, a board-certified ENT surgeon. The Food and Drug Administration approved the treatment in 2005 giving nearly a quarter million patients relief since then.
Technology today provides patients with an alternative method to sinus surgery that is less invasive and not as aggressive. If you were to use the analogy of open heart surgery vs Balloon angioplasty, the same is done for blocked sinuses. Endoscopic sinus surgery which requires cutting and opening the sinuses vs Balloon sinuplasty.
Balloon sinuplasty opens up the sinuses in the same way a balloon angioplasty dilates and opens up blocked artery walls in the heart. Using an endoscope, a device that lets the doctor see inside the nasal passage, Dr. Kevin Sadati strategically positions a balloon in the sinus passage. The balloon is inflated, thereby opening the sinus passage. After the balloon is removed, fluid and mucus can drain properly from the sinus cavity, thus alleviating the pressure and pain associated with chronic sinusitis. Following the procedure, most patients experience meaningful improvement almost immediately.
- Symptoms of acute sinusitis can include:
- Sinus pressure and congestion headache
- Soreness and swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose and forehead
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Decreased ability to taste or smell
- Green or yellow nasal discharge
- Sore throat
Doctors usually recommend oral antibiotics and steroids, saline nasal sprays, decongestants and over-the-counter-pain relievers to treat acute sinusitis. If symptoms continue 12 weeks after taking their medication, patients more than likely may have chronic sinusitis.
“With this condition, patients may have trouble sleeping or breathing, and the constant pain may make it difficult to work, or go about their daily routine,” Dr. Kevin Sadati said. “It’s vital that patients find relief from these incapacitating symptoms, so it doesn’t impact their quality of life. Balloon sinuplasty is a safe, and highly effective way to take care of the problem. I’m pleased to offer this technology to Southern California residents.”
Dr. Kevin Sadati, Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOO-HNS), as well as Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, has extensive knowledge in treating functional problems of the sinuses. Functional problems that occur in the nasal passageways can lead to sinusitis. Dr. Sadati’s unique skill-set makes him highly qualified to perform balloon sinuplasty, as well as having the ability to create aesthetically beautiful noses.
Patients who want to learn more should schedule a consultation at Dr. Kevin Sadati’s Newport Beach office. For more information, call 949-706-7776.