Dr. Monica Tadros is a double board certified specialist in ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery.
After years of highly specialized training, she first joined the faculty at Columbia University Medical Center and trained resident physicians and medical students as a pioneer in the highly evolving field of aesthetic medicine. Now in private practice, she bridges the gap between form and function with a unique emphasis on the intimate relationship between beauty and health.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
In frequent or chronic cases of sinus infections, Dr. Monica Tadros not only recommends, but also specializes in a procedure known as In-office Balloon Sinuplasty. The main goal is to restore normal sinus ventilation as it repairs the circulation of mucous in the nasal system. This incision-free procedure will help improve the issues and relieve conditions that bring on the sinus infection, working to correct sinus blockage and puffy eyes. Balloon Sinuplasty may be performed alone as a simple in office sinus dilation procedure, or in conjunction with surgery in more complicated cases.
How long does a Balloon Sinuplasty procedure take?
Once a patient is fully numb, the balloon procedure takes on average 15 minutes with minor discomfort, no incisions, and patients may return to regular day-to-day activities within 24 hours.
Are there different types of Balloon Sinuplasty techniques?
Yes, there are, and not all sinuplasty techniques are equal. Dr. Tadros has been performing Balloon Sinuplasty for years, noting major advances that have revolutionized this procedure. Our top-rated specialists recommend Incisionless Balloon Sinuplasty by Medtronic, where your real time 3-D CT scan can be used in the office to pinpoint the exact location of the blockage.
This allows her to work quickly, with optimal results. Within minutes, the endoscopic balloon is inserted, the sinus passageways are remodeled without incisions, and patients can return to work the very next day. This technology was only previously available for more invasive surgeries under general anesthesia, but now balloon sinuplasty professional Dr. Tadros, M.D. performs 3-D CT navigational procedure safely and comfortably in the office.
Am I a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty?
If you have frequent unexplained sniffles, sneezes, and sinus issues, quite possibly.
How does balloon Sinuplasty work?
With chronic cases of sinus infections, Dr. Monica Tadros not only recommends, but also specializes in a procedure known as In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty. The main goal is to restore normal sinus ventilation. This incision-free procedure will help improve the issues and relieve the conditions that bring on the sinus infection, working to correct sinus blockage and puffy eyes.
Usually, this form of sinuplasty is a great option for people who want a simple solution to their sinus headaches. Balloon Sinuplasty may be performed alone as a simple in-office sinus dilation procedure, or in conjunction with surgery in more complicated cases.
Is Balloon Sinuplasty considered a Non-Surgical procedure?
Unlike typical sinus surgery, the Balloon procedure is performed by going through the nostrils with a small balloon catheter to help open up the obstructed nasal passages.
Sounds strange? Well, it is – but there’s good news. Dr. Tadros describes the experience as similar to a dental procedure under local anesthesia in the office for many sinus sufferers. The office option is best for those in the early or moderate stages of recurrent and chronic sinus disease.
Chronic sinusitis is the most common reason to undergo Balloon Sinuplasty.
Feeling sniffly, sneezy, and constantly having trouble breathing? Worried that those pesky allergies never seem to subside? These symptoms are common indicators of chronic sinus inflammation and may represent a head full of trapped mucus or deeper silent infections. Although many patients with chronic sinusitis also suffer from allergies, this is not the case for most.
According to a survey of more than 600 asthma and allergy patients by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, researchers found about half of patients with chronic sinusitis misdiagnose themselves with seasonal allergies. If you suffer from nasal blockage or sinus discomfort, call: NYC: (212) 532-4590 or NJ: (201) 408-5430 or click here to book a consultation.