January 22, 2012

Northern Virginia Balloon Sinuplasty for Chronic Sinusitis

In the past month, local residents of Northern Virginia may have received a magazine newsletter from Prince William Hospital (Manassas, Virginia) that contained a feature story about sinus surgery and about balloon sinuplasty specifically.

It was a great story about how far sinus surgery has come compared to even just 5-10 years ago and great patient experiences after this type of surgery is not uncommon now.

A few key features of sinus surgery of the 21st century that is provided at Fauquier ENT include:

• Nasal packing rarely occurs
• Most patients are surprised by how little pain there is
• No facial swelling or bruising... your best friend won't be able to tell you just had sinus surgery
• Fast recovery
• No incisions on the face or in the mouth
GPS-like image guidance to make sinus surgery even safer is available
• In select patients, can even be performed in the office without sedation using local anesthesia only

Balloon sinuplasty is a relatively new innovation that allows sinus surgery to even be performed even more comfortably in the office without any sedation (not all patients are candidates).

Such advanced sinus surgery techniques have been available at Fauquier ENT since 2005.

Read more about sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty.

Balloon Sinuplasty. Perspectives Winter 2011 Pages 2-3.
Fauquier blog
Fauquier ENT

Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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