During your first balloon sinuplasty consultation, Dr. Paul DiPasquale will help you prepare for the balloon sinuplasty procedure to achieve the very best outcome. You’ll have a complete exam to be sure there are no conditions that would keep you from having the treatment. You’ll also likely have a CT Scan (similar to an X-ray) taken, as well as learn how you should prepare for your procedure in the weeks and days before.
Those instructions will include:
Your doctor will give you specific directions about preparing for your procedure, but here are some general guidelines to follow:
Dr. DiPasquale may suggest you stop using certain medications, herbs, supplements, and alcohol, which can cause bleeding during and after the procedure. Two weeks before the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure, stop taking the following:
If you are taking prescription blood thinners, discuss this with your primary care physician.
If you’re prescribed antibiotics, start taking that medication the day before the procedure or as directed.