Balloon Sinuplasty/ Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Balloon sinuplasty is an innovative new development in the treatment of patients with recurrent sinusitis or chronic rhinosinusitis. Mr Verma is trained and accredited to perform this surgery, and is able to offer it to his patients at the Nuffield Leeds hospital. He has in fact performed the first procedure of its kind at the Nuffield Leeds hospital, and has undergone advanced training in the technique.

In essence, balloon sinuplasty is a novel means of opening up and widening the natural drainage channels for the sinuses into the nose. The animation below explains how this done.

Balloon sinuplasty is not suitable for every patient with sinusitis and during his clinical consultation and assessment Mr Verma will be able to judge whether this is a technique appropriate for your individual symptoms.

It is a technique that is widely available and utilised in North America, and its inventor has even undergone the procedure himself, as described in the news report below.

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Otology (ears, including perforated ear drum repair, cholesteatoma, mastoid surgery, hearing loss and ossiculoplasty, discharging ears, laser stapedectomy for otosclerosis, ear microsuction for ear wax removal); Rhinology (nasal disorders including acute or chronic rhinitis and sinusitis, blocked nose, deviated septum, polyps and septal perforation); Sinus procedures (endoscopic sinus surgery/ FESS, balloon sinuplasty); Rhinoplasty (functional and cosmetic) and Facial Plastics/ skin lesions; Paediatric ENT (tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, grommets for glue ear, cautery for nosebleeds/ epistaxis, tongue tie, pinnaplasty); Neurotology (including tinnitus, dizziness/vertigo, acoustic neuroma, glomus tumours); Laryngology (including swallowing problems); Voice disorders (including vocal cord polyps/ nodules, laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)); Neck lumps; Salivary gland disorders (including submandibular stones or gland enlargement); Allergies; Snoring (Evaluation and advice, Uvuloplasty, UVPPP)

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