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Chalmette, LA 70043
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Gretna, LA 70056
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GNO Snoring and Sinus Now Offers Image Guided Balloon Sinuplasty
Sep 20, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana – GNO Snoring and Sinus (GNOSnoring.com) is pleased to offer image guided balloon sinuplasty to their patients in the New Orleans area. Image guided balloon sinuplasty is the latest technique for the treatment of chronic sinusitis.
Chronic sinusitis is a debilitating condition that causes chronic nasal congestion. The condition is caused by allergic reactions to contaminants in the air or by anatomical problems that lead to obstructions and blocked nasal airflow. Anatomical problems can be congenital, or they can be caused by an injury or other illness. Patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis report post nasal drip, blockages of the breathing passages, and a continual feeling of pressure in the sinuses. Chronic sinusitis also leads to recurring headaches. If it is left untreated, it can eventually lead to a loss of the sense of smell and an inability to taste food properly. Chronic sinusitis can have a profound effect on a patient’s quality of life.
Until recently, most treatments for sinusitis only provided some relief for the symptoms of the condition. Doctors prescribed a variety of medications to lessen discomfort, but they did not treat the underlying causes. Most of these medications were only able to stop minor symptoms like runny nose and stuffiness. If blocked sinuses became infected, antibiotics would be prescribed. In some cases, sinus surgery was performed to make structural changes that would address the underlying problem. This surgery required the patient to be sedated with general anesthesia and required a substantial recovery period afterwards.
Doctor Anand and his colleagues at the GNO Snoring and Sinus center now offer image guided balloon sinuplasty as a treatment option for chronic sinusitis. Balloon sinuplasty is a much less invasive treatment than sinus surgery and it can be performed under local anesthesia right in the GNO Snoring and Sinus New Orleans office. The procedure is recommended for patients who have recurring bouts of sinusitis that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter or prescription medications. Balloon sinuplasty enlarges the sinus drainage ports so the body is able to clear secretions naturally, resulting in better breathing.
Balloon sinuplasty performed by an ENT specialist at the New Orleans office of GNO Snoring and Sinus requires a much shorter recovery time than other, more invasive treatments. Most patients are able to return to normal activities in as little as one day.
Patients in the New Orleans area who would like to learn more about image guided balloon sinuplasty should contact the GNO Snoring and Sinus office to speak with a qualified ENT specialist who will answer your questions and schedule an appointment.
About the Company – http://www.gnosnoring.com/
GNO Snoring and Sinus is a team of ENT specialists who offer the latest in ear, nose, and throat treatments from their practices in Metairie and Chalmette parishes of New Orleans, Louisiana. They specialize in diagnosing and treating sleep and sinus disorders.
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