If you experience chronic congestion, postnasal drip, or sinus infections, consider minimally invasive treatment with the nasal balloon dilation system. At Michigan Avenue Primary Care, the team of primary care providers and ear, nose, and throat specialists provides balloon sinuplasty with the RELIEVA TRACT® nasal balloon dilation system. Call the office in The Loop in Chicago, Illinois, or book online to request an appointment today.
The RELIEVA TRACT nasal balloon dilation system is a cutting-edge treatment for nasal obstructions (blockages) from Acclarent®, a Johnson & Johnson Medical Technology company.
During treatment, your Michigan Avenue Primary Care surgeon inserts a small, inflatable balloon through your nostril. They inflate the balloon opening your sinuses and improving your airflow.
Michigan Avenue Primary Care only recommends the nasal balloon dilation system to people 17 and older.
You could be a candidate for treatment with the RELIEVA TRACT nasal balloon dilation system if you experience any of the following problems:
You might also qualify for the nasal balloon dilation system if you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and it continuously awakens you at night.
Michigan Avenue Primary Care provides treatment with the nasal balloon dilation system at a hospital or surgical facility.
Before the procedure begins, you change into a gown and lie down on your back on an operating table. Your surgeon administers a general anesthetic, putting you to sleep.
When the anesthetic takes effect, your provider inserts an endoscope (a thin tube with a lighted camera) into your nostril. The endoscope enables your surgeon to find swollen or blocked sinuses.
Your surgeon inserts a small balloon through the endoscope. Then, when it’s in position, they carefully inflate it, opening your airways and making it easier to breathe. Your surgeon deflates the balloon and removes it, and you’re taken to a recovery room.
The RELIEVA TRACT procedure is outpatient, so a friend or family member can pick you up once the anesthetic wears off. You won’t be clear-headed enough to drive yourself home.
The RELIEVA TRACT nasal balloon dilation system is safe and usually well-tolerated. But all surgical procedures present risks, including unintended tissue injury and infection.
Take your medications as prescribed and attend each checkup at Michigan Avenue Primary Care to speed up your recovery.
To learn more about treatment with the RELIEVA TRACT nasal balloon dilation system, make an appointment at Michigan Avenue Primary Care by calling the office or booking online today.