Sinusitis Treatment: Dr. Chandler has performed hundreds of In-Office Sinus Dilation procedures at Montgomery Otolaryngology.


Stephen W. Chandler, O.D., M.D.

Dr. Steve Chandler  has a passion for treating symptoms related to sinus disease.  He pioneered the arrival of balloon sinus dilation in the River Region.  Dr. Chandler is on the research review committee for sinus producers using balloons for a national company.  Dr. Chandler believes in the results that can be produced with the use of sinus dilation often performed in an in office setting with the use of local anesthetic and nasal spray anesthetic.  If a patient is a candidate for an in office procedure there is minimal downtime, little time away from work and responsibilities and patients receive immediate relief from sinus pressure and pain.  Sinusitis sufferers--find instant relief that lasts

Office sinus dilation is a minimally invasive option that can be performed by Dr. Chandler right here, in our offices. The goal of office sinus dilation is to reshape anatomy to expand sinus pathways and restore drainage. Here's how it works:

 

See if its right for you!

We are trained and experienced users of office sinus dilation technologies. Make an appointment at our Montgomery office today to determine if balloon sinus dilation is right for you.


 

The procedure utilizes small balloons placed in key places in the nose and sinus, which are then dilated to expand the sinus pathways. It may be an effective, lasting option for some patients whose symptoms do not resolve with medication.

The benefits of office sinus dilation include:

  • Delivers instant, lasting relief
  • Convenient, comfortable office procedure
  • Quick recovery—most patients return to normal activity in 24 hour
  • May reduce healthcare costs

Discuss office sinus dilation with Dr. Chandler today!

Dr. Chandler is a highly experienced user of sinus dilation technologies. Dr. Chandler has performed over 6,000 sinus procedures since beginning his practice in 2002.  Make an appointment at our office today to determine if balloon sinus dilation is right for you.

 


What is in office balloon sinus dilation?
Balloon sinus dilation is a minimally invasive treatment for chronic or recurrent sinusitis. In a balloon sinus dilation procedure, your physician uses a small balloon to dilate or expand the sinus opening and drainage pathways to restore sinus drainage.

Balloon sinus dilation can be performed in an office, under local anesthesia.

How does balloon sinus dilation work to treat chronic or recurrent sinusitis?
In chronic and recurrent sinusitis, blocked sinus drainage pathways can prevent effective drainage and healing. When first line medication therapies fail to resolve symptoms and inflammation, or patients experience multiple bouts of sinusitis, balloon sinus dilation may be an appropriate treatment option.

The goal of balloon sinus dilation is to expand the sinus openings and drainage pathways in order to aid drainage and promote healing. After locating the treatment area and applying local anesthesia, your physician will place the small balloon, inflate the balloon to dilate the treatment area, and then deflate and remove the balloon.

How long does the balloon sinus dilation procedure take?
Procedure length is dependent on your specific condition and anatomy. You should expect to spend around one and a half to two hours at the office, to allow time for pretreatment preparation and post treatment examination. Consult your physician to better understand the details of your procedure.

What are the benefits of an in office balloon sinus dilation procedure?
Office based procedures performed under local anesthesia allow you to avoid the negative effects, costs or risks associated with general anesthesia.

Will the procedure require any anesthesia?
Balloon sinus dilation can be performed under local anesthesia, in an office.

In certain circumstances, balloon sinus dilation may also be used in combination with modern sinus surgery tools. In these instances, it may be performed in an operating room, under general anesthesia.

How quickly after treatment can I return to normal activities?
Many patients can resume normal activities immediately. Your doctor may recommend you refrain from very strenuous activities (such as heavy lifting) for a week after the treatment.

Are there any potential risks and complications associated with balloon sinus dilation?
As with any medical intervention, potential risks and complications exist with balloon sinus dilation. All patients should consult their doctors to determine if their conditions present any special risks. Your physician will review potential complications of balloon sinus dilation at consultation. Possible side effects include but are not limited to post-operative bleeding; pain and swelling; allergic reaction to anesthesia or other medications administered during the procedure; or infection.  Your condition may not respond to this treatment.

Is balloon sinus dilation suitable for everyone?
Only your physician can tell you if balloon sinus dilation is a viable option to treat your sinusitis. Experience has shown that many patients with recurring or persistent sinusitis can be treated with balloon sinus dilation.

For more information on balloon sinus dilation, or office based sinus treatments, visit www.SinusSurgeryOptions.com.


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iv. Stankiewicz J, Truitt T, Atkins J, Winegar B, Cink P, Raviv J, Henderson D, Tami T. Two-year results: transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 May; 2(3): 199-206.