The Sinus Center of
The Sinus Center of South Carolina provides the most comprehensive sinus care available, offering premium service and accelerated appointment access to patients suffering from sinus and allergy issues. Our physicians possess special expertise and advanced training in the endoscopic evaluation and treatment of nasal allergies, nasal obstruction and sinus disease.
The Sinus Center of South Carolina offers an impressive treatment known as balloon sinus dilation. This minimally invasive, in-office procedure provides instant and lasting relief by reopening blocked sinuses, whether caused by allergy, anatomical variations or recurring sinusitis. Antibiotic use for the treatment of sinusitis is at an all-time high. Endoscopic procedures, such as balloon sinus dilation, can restore natural ventilation and drainage of the sinuses, breaking the cycle of facial pain, pressure and recurring sinusitis.
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The Sinus Center of South Carolina Services
Balloon Sinus Dilation
Balloon sinus dilation is an advanced surgical procedure used to treat sinusitis and related problems using minimally invasive techniques. Balloon sinus dilation is performed endoscopically through the nose by gently inserting a small balloon into the natural drainage passages of the sinuses. As the balloon is inflated, the ostia are widened. The balloon is deflated and removed, and the ducts remain open, allowing better drainage of the sinuses. Adequate drainage of mucus dramatically reduces recurring infection and associated common sinus symptoms.
Balloon sinus dilation can be performed under local anesthesia, with or without sedation, and most insurance plans, including Medicare, have approved it as an in-office procedure.
Sinus & Allergy
Sinus and nasal surgery is performed to improve the function of the nose and sinuses. The procedures can effectively treat conditions including nasal congestion or obstruction, sinus headache and pressure, rhinitis, sinusitis and polyps. Surgery is an option when medications, nasal sprays and humidifiers are unsuccessful in relieving symptoms or for chronic conditions.
Sinus symptoms vary widely but commonly include:
- Facial pain and pressure
- Mucous discharge
- Nasal obstruction
- Vision disturbances
Most sinus surgery can be performed with minimally invasive techniques that do not require external incisions, packing or hospitalization.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to remove blockages and restore drainage and ventilation of the sinuses for recurring or chronic sinus infections.
The endoscope, a thin lighted tube with an attached digital camera, is inserted into the nose for visual examination and navigation. Microsurgical instruments are then used to remove abnormal or unhealthy tissue and to improve function. Endoscopic sinus surgery does not require external incisions, rarely requires intranasal packing and most procedures are performed as an outpatient.
The majority of patients experience significant relief in symptoms and are able to return to normal activity within a few days.