Posted by: Brett | 2009/08/17

Balloon Sinuplasty

Are there any ENT doctors performing balloon sinuplasty in South Africa

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Dear Brett
Ballon sinuplasty is not performed by anyone in South Africa. The reasons are as follows:
1. The procedure is controversial, and there is scientific proof that it is any better than the current management.
2. There are very few indications for this procedure.
3. The medical aids do not cover this procedure, as it is much more expensive than traditional techniques.
4. The cost will be an extra R 10 000.00 for the patient's own account.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2014/12/01

Balloon sinuplasty is offered in South Africa by one doctor i know of: Dr Muhammad F Essa from Midlands Medical Centre in Pietermaritzburg. His the only one i know of performing it in this backwards Country.

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Posted by: ruff | 2013/12/06

hell iv seen a balloon sinuplasty done with a R15 Foley Catheter so dont tell me its too expensive

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Posted by: Mikkie | 2009/11/24

Bottom Line, The S.A. Doctors will not even try a new procedure (allready since 1994 in the USA) just because so few medical aid spay for it and even if it is less invasive and more beneficial to the patient.............. go figure money vs, ethics

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