Updated on 3 September 2012
Dr A B John, consultant and ear, nose and throat surgeon, Mount Elizabeth Medical Center, said that, "Many of my patients did not see conventional sinus surgery as an option, fearing the pain and trauma that they might have to endure, as well as the extended recovery time. However, balloon sinuplasty technology is a minimally-invasive way of performing sinus surgery, so there is far less pain and a much faster recovery time."
"From a physician's perspective, balloon sinuplasty technology provides me with another tool to manage chronic sinusitis, with the benefit of being able to preserve as much bone, structure and the natural function of the sinuses. Balloon angioplasty has been used in cardiology procedures for nearly four decades and it is logical to translate the concept to the sinuses, given that we are also looking at very intricate areas of the body," said Dr Adrian Siew Ming Saurajen, consultant and ear, nose and throat surgeon, Mount Elizabeth Medical Center.