Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Reader replies on balloon sinuplasty

Nice post!
Balloon sinuplasty seems to be getting a ton of traction lately. If nothing else I am glad that people are becoming aware of other options. It used to be that sinus surgery was the only way and that's a pretty invasive procedure w/ a less than stellar success rate.
Thanks again for posting. I will now go and check out your book!

My reply: Thanks for your thoughts. I agree it is nice to have less invasive options. I would just add this one comment: I think treating the sinuses to prevent inflammation post-sinus surgery would help ensure its effectiveness; in the case of an antrostomy, it would make it a permanent success as the opening would remain there to prevent recirculation. Of course, it's important to do all you can preventatively prior to undergoing surgery in the first place. Thanks again for your thoughts!