Balloon Sinuplasty offers new hope to chronic sinusitis sufferers

October 03, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Spire Healthcare, one of the UK's leading private healthcare providers, has announced the launch of a Balloon Sinuplasty treatment at its St Saviour's Hospital in Hythe East Kent.

The treatment is intended to relieve Chronic or Acute Sinusitis, which affects millions of people. Symptoms include pressure headaches, severe face pain, lethargy and loss of smell and taste sensation.

Sufferers generally tend to live with their symptoms or use simple medications like nasal sprays or antibiotics. More drastic treatments can involve cutting and drilling surgery on the delicate bones of the paranasal sinus complex.

Now, however, the new Balloon Sinuplasty treatment has become available and offers sufferers a less invasive way to treat the condition. Mr Myles Black, Consultant Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) and Thyroid Surgeon will be responsible for the service at St Saviour's one of Spire's UK private hospitals, which serves the areas of Folkestone, Hythe, Dover, Deal, Romney Marsh, Ashford, Charing and Tenterden.

The Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that works by widening the drainage channels from the sinuses into the nasal cavities through the use of specially designed balloons. The surgery takes around 40 minutes and patients are usually allowed to go home that day.

To find out more information on the procedure or book an appointment please call 01303 233766 or enquire online at