"Sinus Doctor NYC" Dr. Zimm offers the Balloon Sinus treatment to New York City from his Manhattan / Upper East Side Practice. Dr. Zimm published a popular article on the topic "Top 10 Myths About Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Balloon Sinuplasty" and is accepting sinusitis patients to assess if they are candidates for the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure.
About The Procedure: Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology is a FDA-cleared, endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The technology uses a small, flexible, Sinus Balloon Catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage and function. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
Step 1. A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus.
Step 2. The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening.
Step 3. Saline is sprayed in the sinus to flush out the mucus.
Step 4. The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.
While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, clinical studies have indicated the Balloon SinuplastyTM system to be safe and effective in relieving symptoms of sinusitis.
The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices that enter entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinus openings, and in many cases, without tissue or bone removal.
While recovery time varies with each patient, many people can return to normal activities within 24 hours.
This technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies or sinus surgery techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if you have progressive disease.
Scroll down to learn about more sinus technologies and treatment options available from Sinus Doctor NYC, Dr. Zimm.
The sinuses are physically close to the brain, the eye, and major arteries, always areas of concern when a fiber optic tube is inserted into the sinus region. The growing use of a new technology, image-guided endoscopic surgery, is alleviating that concern. This type of surgery may be recommended for severe forms of chronic sinusitis, in cases when previous sinus surgery has altered anatomical landmarks, or where a patient's sinus anatomy is very unusual, making typical surgery difficult. Image-guidance is a near-three-dimensional mapping system that combines computed tomography (CT) scans and real-time information about the exact position of surgical instruments using infrared signals. In this way, surgeons can navigate their surgical instruments through complex sinus passages and provide surgical relief more precisely.
Sinus Doctor NYC, Dr. Zimm has extensive experience with surgical navigation of the sinuses and, should your treatment include sinus surgery, it is a great tool to have available to improve safety and possible outcomes.
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Each year thousands of people undergo surgery of the nose. Nasal surgery may be performed for cosmetic purposes, or a combination procedure to improve both form and function. It also may alleviate or cure nasal breathing problems, correct deformities from birth or injury, or support an aging, drooping nose.
Patients who are considering nasal surgery for any reason should seek a doctor who is a specialist in nasal airway function, as well as plastic surgery. This will ensure that efficient breathing is as high a priority as appearance.
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What are the turbinates?
The turbinates are bony projections in each side of the nose that are covered by mucous membranes. They serve to filter, humidify, and warm the air that comes in through the nose.
When turbinates are too large, either from allergies or other causes, the nose can feel congested some or most of the time.
Dr Zimm Can Help - The Celon Method
Treatment using the Celon method involves selective thermotherapy to reduce the size of the nasal turbinates. The mucous membrane on the surface of the nasal turbinate which, is vital for filtering and purifying the air we breathe, remain intact.
This minor procedure can be carried out by Dr. Zimm under local anesthesia. From start to finish, the procedure generally takes no longer than 10 to 15 minutes. You can feel a marked difference after just a few days. The Celon method has already helped many patients breathe normally again.
A more aggressive turbinate procedure can be done in the operating room, often in combination with septoplasty, to reduce the size of the bone and mucous membranes of the turbinates for optimal breathing results.
During your appointment, Dr. Zimm will fully evaluate your nasal and sinus passages and discuss your treatment options.
Dr. Zimm is also a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, therefore, if you desire nasal shaping it can be performed at the same time as the functional surgery. Please contact us for details.Schedule an Appointment
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