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Balloon Sinuplasty procedure

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  • Posted By: Flounder
  • December 2, 2009
  • 07:14 PM

Trying to do some research here, to help a friend. He is facing a choice between sinus surgery (FESS) and balloon sinuplasty. The balloon is "supposed to be" less invasive and he is encouraged there. But he is not finding much in the way of "success stories" and the like.

Is there a "word on the street"? Has anyone had this done? Heard it recommended?

We have found some into on the net but are still looking for more. Always good to do research, right?

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvNSdyEwljkthat's a link to the balloon sinuplasty video at youtubei don't think the balloon treatment has been out there long enough for there to be long-term success stories. haven't heard/seen any horror stories either though so i'm guessing the short-term looks good.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 4, 2009
    • 06:16 PM
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  • I haven't seen any studies on long-term but I can tell you that my wife had a balloon sinuplasty operation in September and came home feeling basically ok. She rested a bit and we were able to go out for a walk later that night and felt totally fine the next day. She is still doing great and very happy so far.
    kerplunk 5 Replies
    • December 6, 2009
    • 06:45 PM
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