Sinusitis affects 37 million people each year, making it one of the most common health problems in the U.S. It is more prevalent than heart disease and asthma and has a greater impact on quality of life than chronic back pain or congestive heart failure. As an ENT specialist, Dr. Leeman has extensive experience treating sinusitis and always looks to the latest and most effective treatment options.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus lining commonly caused by bacterial, viral and/or microbial infections; as well as, structural issues such as ostial blockage. Symptoms include nasal congestion, facial discomfort, nasal discharge, headache, and fatigue. Sinusitis is considered acute when symptoms last 4 weeks or less. The disease is considered chronic when it lasts 12 weeks or longer.
Medical therapies have advanced from basic remedies to an array of specialized drugs and sophisticated delivery methods. These treatments are often effective in reducing sinusitis symptoms. However, for many patients, these medications are inadequate and surgery may be their next step in finding relief.
Breakthrough Sinusitis Treatment: Balloon Sinuplasty™
Now we have a set of minimally invasive tools, Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology that can be used to enlarge the natural opening of the sinuses, allowing drainage. Balloon Sinuplasty™ instruments are clinically proven to be safe and effective in reducing symptoms of chronic sinusitis.