Eustachian Tube Balloon in Bakersfield
If you are experiencing pressure in the ears, we may recommend the eustachian tube balloon treatment. Bakersfield Sinus Center offers this treatment to help patients in and around Porterville and Bakersfield, CA, find long-lasting relief.
What is a Eustachian Tube Balloon?
A eustachian tube balloon is a minimally invasive treatment designed to address ear pressure and related conditions. Ear pressure and its symptoms are often mistaken for an ear infection, when in reality it can be caused by the clogging or blockage of the eustachian tube. This is a part of the ear responsible for linking the nose to the ears and is involved with many functions, including chewing and swallowing.
A eustachian tube balloon enlarges the size of the eustachian tube so that air can flow through it properly. This process should eliminate symptoms and immediately restore function to the eustachian tube.
Why Choose Satish R. Vadapalli, MD for Your Eustachian Tube Balloon?
Dr. Vadapalli specializes in procedures involving the nose, ears, and the surrounding areas of the face. With this expertise, he is an ideal candidate for administering the eustachian tube balloon and related procedures. No matter what treatment you are receiving, you can always expect the attentive and personalized care for which we are known.
What is the Eustachian Balloon Treatment Like?
The eustachian balloon treatment is performed in-office with either local or general anesthesia. Since it’s a minimally invasive treatment, you can expect to be comfortable for the duration of the procedure. As treatment begins, the a small tube will be inserted through the nose until it reaches the eustachian tube.
At this point, a balloon will be inserted through the tube and inflated to enlarge the width of the eustachian tube. When this occurs, there will be enough space in the eustachian tube for air and mucus to flow freely. The eustachian tube balloon will then be removed and the treatment will be complete.
What is the Eustachian Tube Balloon Treatment Recovery Like?
After your eustachian tube balloon treatment, you will be able to return home without any significant side effects. Depending on the type of anesthesia used, you may need somebody to drive you home. Patients may experience mild congestion or discomfort after their treatment, but these effects typically fade within a day or two of treatment.
What Results Can I Expect from the Eustachian Tube Balloon Treatment?
During your eustachian tube balloon treatment, drainage should occur immediately with an improvement in air flow shortly behind it. Because of these effects, many patients notice results from their eustachian tube balloon treatment within a few days of their appointment. Additionally, these results will be long-lasting since the treatment addresses the cause of ear pressure and related symptoms.
To learn more about the eustachian tube balloon treatment or to determine if it is right for you, contact us today. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions or help you schedule a consultation. Bakersfield Sinus Center welcomes patients from Porterville, Bakersfield, and the neighboring areas of California.