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Thousands of Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctors have been trained to perform Balloon Sinuplasty. These specialists deliver sinus relief to over a hundred patients every day using the procedure.
Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) may treat chronic sinusitis patients with sinus medications and antibiotics, and identify patients for referral to ENT specialists.
If you suffer from chronic sinusitis that isn’t helped by medications, consider seeking the advice of an ENT doctor. Ask your primary care physician for a referral or see our Doctor Locator to find an ENT doctor near you.
Here are testimonials from physicians about the benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty:
Dr. Rich Lee, Primary care physician
"As a primary care physician, I appreciate patients bringing new appropriate technology they’ve heard about to my attention. This adds to my treatment options, and hopefully helps me direct my patients to better outcomes. At the end of the day, I refer patients to specialists who can provide the best combination of knowledge and technical skill in their area of expertise. I am always excited to hear of specialists who are using innovative treatments and technologies that can provide my patients with better outcomes with less discomfort or down-time.
One of these cases recently came to my attention. I learned about a new technology, Balloon Sinuplasty, for people suffering from chronic sinusitis. Three key factors made the idea of referring my chronic sinusitis patients to ENT doctors trained on Balloon Sinuplasty devices easy:
1. Sinus problems are a big issue in my practice
- 10% to 50% of the patients in my practice (depending on the season) have sinus issues
2. My medical therapy options don’t work for everyone
- As many as 25% of my sinus patients do not respond to medical therapy
3. Historically, I had a negative perception of sinus surgery and the unpleasant experience patients have had regarding recovery time and multiple visits for post-op care.
I am pleased that I can now inform my patients who are unresponsive to medical therapy about this new technology. I can offer them a novel treatment approach that has excellent supporting clinical data and can provide them with a much better patient experience. Knowing that my patients will get better with an innovative treatment that is both simpler and provides less discomfort is always an asset to the quality of my practice, the trust of my patients and the quality of their lives.”
Note: Results may vary.
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Important Safety Information
Acclarent® Balloon Sinuplasty Devices are intended for use by or under the direction of a physician. Acclarent Technology has associated risks, including unintended tissue injury, infection, or possible visual injury. Consult your physician for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this procedure is right for you.
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