Balloon Sinuplasty in Bakersfield
Bakersfield Sinus Center specializes in balloon sinuplasty treatments. We are proud to offer this effective procedure to the men and women living in Bakersfield and Porterville, California.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a small balloon to drain the sinuses. Balloon sinuplasty is a common treatment for sinusitis, sinus congestion, and related sinus conditions. The purpose of the balloon sinuplasty procedure is to enlarge the openings of the sinuses. This allows any fluids to be drained from the sinuses, relieving the symptoms of sinusitis and related conditions.
Balloon sinuplasty is an ideal solution to sinusitis and related treatments because it requires no removal of nasal tissue or bone. Other treatments, often surgical, may remove tissue or bone to produce relief. Although they can be effective, they will result in a longer recovery time and a more invasive treatment. Balloon sinuplasty is proven to have great results without any surgical techniques.
Why Choose Satish R. Vadapalli, MD for Your Balloon Sinuplasty?
Satish R. Vadapalli, MD is one of the few doctors in the Southern California region who performs the balloon sinuplasty procedure. In fact, Dr. Vadapalli specializes in balloon sinuplasty, making our practice an excellent choice for your treatment. No matter what treatment you are receiving, you can always expect the attentive and personalized care for which we are known.
What is the Balloon Sinuplasty Treatment Like?
The balloon sinuplasty treatment is performed using either general or local anesthesia. At Bakersfield Sinus Center, we perform this treatment in-office for your convenience. To begin treatment, a small tube is inserted into the nasal canal. Once the tube reaches the opening of the sinuses, a balloon will be inserted through the tube.
We will slowly inflate the balloon, opening up the sinuses. With the sinuses expanded, we will drain out mucus and other fluids. Once this is complete, the balloon is removed and the sinuses will continue to drain naturally. This procedure typically takes about an hour to perform.
What is the Balloon Sinuplasty Recovery Like?
The balloon sinuplasty procedure is brief and minimally invasive, so you can expect to return home after your treatment. You’ll be able to return to most, if not all normal activities within one to two days of treatment. During this time, it is common to experience congestion, drainage and tenderness in the sinuses. Dr. Vadapalli recommends sleeping with your head in an elevated position for a few days following your procedure. This encourages natural drainage of the sinuses, accelerating your recovery process and improving your results.
If you are in need of a balloon sinuplasty treatment, contact us today to schedule a consultation at Bakersfield Sinus Center. Dr. Vadapalli is proud to offer this and other sinus treatments to the residents of Porterville, Bakersfield, and the surrounding areas of California.