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Dr. Adam Abram: Balloon Sinuplasty as a Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis

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Dr. Adam Abram: Balloon Sinuplasty as a Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis

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Dr. Adam Abram: Balloon Sinuplasty as a Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis

  1. 1. Balloon Sinuplasty as a Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis By: Dr. Adam Abram
  2. 2. Balloon Sinuplasty as a Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis Adam Abram, MD, FACS, serves as director and physician at Heritage First, a facial plastic surgery and ear, nose, and throat care center in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. A specialist in the treatment of sinus issues, Dr. Adam Abram has earned national recognition for his success in performing such nose and sinus procedures as the innovative balloon sinuplasty.
  3. 3. Balloon Sinuplasty as a Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis For a long time, patients with chronic sinusitis have had to undergo invasive procedures that require the cutting and rebuilding of sinus tissue. This procedure can create extensive scarring and aggravate the patient's sinus condition, thus requiring multiple procedures. In recent years, however, a procedure known as balloon sinuplasty, or balloon sinus dilation (BSD), has proven promising in creating a noninvasive way to clear sinus passages.
  4. 4. Balloon Sinuplasty as a Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis During a balloon sinuplasty procedure, a surgeon inserts a small balloon catheter into the sinus cavity. Once inserted, the doctor inflates the balloon to fill and dilate the cavity. Following dilation of the sinus, the surgeon then deflates the balloon and the sinus drains. Without any cutting or removal of tissue, the patient usually feels immediate relief and can return to daily life without interruption. Thus far, the procedure has shown to be a vast improvement over earlier techniques.

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