If you’re experiencing chronic sinusitis due to nasal polyps, a deviated septum, or infection, you may be a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty. There are a lot of misconceptions about this procedure—specifically, what to expect after balloon sinuplasty. On this page, we’ll delve into the recovery process and the general instructions most patients are required to follow after treatment.
To learn more about balloon sinuplasty and to find out if the treatment could alleviate your sinusitis, contact Dr. Joshua Goldberg at ENTFPSS. Our specialists will evaluate your health and symptoms to determine if you would be a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty or an alternative procedure such as functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Call 215-659-8805 today to make an appointment.
What to Expect After Balloon Sinuplasty
- One of most important things to remember after balloon sinuplasty is to refrain from blowing your nose for the first 24 hours or longer depending on your doctor’s instructions. You can usually resume your typical activities within the first few days of the procedure.
- You may notice a small amount of discharge or blood coming from your nose during the first week. This is a normal part of the healing process and should not concern you.
- Your doctor may instruct you to avoid strenuous activity for the first week.
- Try to sleep with your head elevated to relieve discomfort.
- If you are given antibiotics to prevent infection, be sure to finish the whole course of antibiotics, even if you believe you do not need them.
- Do not take any over-the-counter drugs without your doctor’s approval. Your physician might suggest a pain reliever, though balloon sinuplasty is not a very painful procedure.
- You will also be provided with a saline solution to rinse out your nasal passage every few days. Keeping your sinuses lubricated encourages faster healing.
Although these guidelines apply to most patients, it is important that you follow your doctor’s specific instructions.
Discuss Balloon Sinuplasty with Dr. Goldberg Today!
If you are suffering from chronic sinusitis and you think balloon sinuplasty might help, contact ENTFPSS to speak with Dr. Joshua Goldberg. Call 215-659-8805 today to make an appointment.