Sinusitis affects 37 million people each year making it one of the most common health problems.
Sinusitis also known as rhinosinusitis is a condition in which the sinuses become inflamed and swollen. This condition can affect your quality of life. According to the most recent publications, 1 in 5 patients suffer from chronic sinusitis and are not successfully treated with medication. If you have been diagnosed recurrent acute rhinosinusitis or chronic sinusitis and are not responding to medication, you may be a candidate for balloon sinuplasty.
We now offer balloon sinuplasty, a breakthrough in endoscopic surgery, at The Sinus & Nasal Institute of North Florida. It is a safe and less invasive procedure than other endoscopic surgeries that has been proven effective with a fast recovery time. There is no cutting of nasal bone or tissue. While recovery time varies with each patient, recovery is typically fast. In a study of in-office balloon dilation, most patients returned to work and normal activity within two days. As a Center of Excellence in Sinus Surgery, The Sinus & Nasal Institute of North Florida is dedicated to improving the quality of life and outcomes for chronic sinusitis sufferers, as well as delivering coordinated care between all personnel.
Dr. Sandler has extensive experience treating sinus conditions. When you consult with Dr. Sandler, he will develop a treatment plan that is right for you. He will evaluate your symptoms and begin with the least invasive strategy. Nasal sprays, antibiotics, steroids and change in lifestyle will all be considered. Dr. Sandler will personally review any radiographic image you require to fully understand the extent of the findings regarding your condition.
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