Published on October 21, 2016
1. Angelo Consiglio
2. With extensive experience in otolaryngology, Marianna, Florida, medical practitioner Dr. Angelo Consiglio has treated patients for a wide range of sinus conditions. Committed to continuous education, Angelo Consiglio, MD, has trained in balloon sinus dilation, a leading edge technique for addressing chronic sinus issues. Also known as balloon sinuplasty (BSP), the treatment enables patients to avoid traditional surgical methods, which involved the cutting of nasal tissue or bone. The treatment is similar to balloon angioplasty, which cardiovascular specialists employ in opening up constricted and blocked arteries surrounding the heart.
3. With BSP, a tiny, flexible balloon catheter is inserted directly into the inflamed sinus and gently inflated until the sinus area expands and is restructured. This, in tandem with a saline spray, enables built-up mucus and pus to drain from the sinus system. The result is a clinically significant alleviating of chronic sinusitis symptoms. Causing no damage to the nasal passageways, BSP offers quick recovery times, with a majority of patients able to return to everyday activities and work within two days.