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Manama, Bahrain
The Royal Bahrain Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital in the Kingdom of Bahrain, housed in a custom-built, state-of-the-art facility and equipped with the latest equipment in medical technology. Opened January 15th 2011, with 23 medical disciplines and top-notch national and international doctors, Royal Bahrain Hospital is fully equipped to meet any person’s medical needs.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Ballooning For A Solution

Royal Bahrain Hospital is now offering Balloon Sinuplasty. This procedure focuses on the sinuses and helps to relieve people who suffer from Chronic Sinusitis.

Basically, sinuses are air-filled pockets behind the facial bones surrounding the nose. Each sinus has an opening through which mucus drains, and this drainage keeps the sinuses working well and the person healthy. However, anything obstructing that flow may cause a buildup of mucus in the sinuses, which may lead to infection and inflammation of the sinuses.

Thus, sinusitis occurs when the lining of your nose, sinuses and throat become inflamed, possibly from a pre-existing cold or allergies. Chronic sinusitis is when this inflammation lasts three months or more. Common symptoms include: facial pain, pressure, congestion or fullness. Difficulty breathing through the nose; discharge of yellow or green mucus from the nose; teeth pain; loss of the sense of smell or taste; headache, fatigue; sore throat; bad breath.

There is a solution to this though. Although typical treatment for sinusitis begins with medication prescribed by your doctor, sadly a majority of chronic sinusitis sufferers don’t get relief with medication. For these patients, a surgical procedure may be recommended, which is called Balloon Sinuplasty. This procedure is safe and minimally invasive, whereby the sinus passages are opened. Doctors thread a soft-tipped guide wire equipped with a tiny balloon into the nostrils and up to the area of blockage. They then inflate the balloon just enough to open the passageway. Finally, fluid is sprayed into the infected sinus to flush out the pus and mucus.

This surgery is a perfect option for chronic sinusitis sufferers. It is a safe procedure which relieves the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis without cutting and removing the natural structures in the nose. The recovery time is very short for this procedure (although it varies between each patient). Finally, it is a proven procedure, whereby tens of thousands of patients have experienced long term improvement in their quality of life after a Balloon Sinuplasty procedure.

This procedure is performed at Royal Bahrain Hospital by Dr. Shalabh Sharma [Senior Consultant ENT] and Dr. Avneesh Kumar [Senior Specialist ENT]. To book your appointment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Avneesh Kumar by calling 17246800.

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