Treatment of Chronic Sinusitus
The Treatment of Chronic Sinusitis

Dr. Mark Wladecki uses several methods to help screen for chronic sinusitis: visual inspection, nasal endoscopy, CT scan, or nasal and sinus cultures. After diagnosing chronic sinusitis and identifying a possible cause, Dr. Wladecki will often begin with medical management. Medical management of chronic sinusitis may include:

• Decongestants
• Nasal steroids
• Antibiotics
• Mucus thinning drugs
• Oral steroids

Healthcare professionals often find it difficult to treat the majority of chronic sinusitis sufferers with medication. In fact, it is estimated that up to 60 percent of chronic sinusitis sufferers are not successfully treated with medication. 6 Patients who do not respond well to medications become candidates for conventional sinus surgery, which is known as functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS).

Since the 1980s, FESS has been the standard of care for sinus surgery. FESS aims to clear blocked sinuses and restore normal sinus drainage by removing bone and tissue to enlarge the sinus opening, which may lead to pain, scarring and bleeding.

However, conventional sinus surgery no longer has to be the only option for chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications. Balloon Sinuplasty™ is a breakthrough procedure that relieves the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis. To learn more about chronic sinusitis, click here. For more information about Balloon Sinuplasty™, click here. To take the quiz to determine if Balloon Sinuplasty™ is for you, click here.

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