Balloon Sinuplasty™, or balloon sinus dilation is an FDA-approved, endoscopic, catheter-based treatment for patients suffering from sinusitis that can safely and effectively be performed in the office setting under local anesthesia.
This is a safe and effective sinus procedure for patients suffering from chronic sinusitis who prefer a minimally invasive option for sinus relief. A CT scan is required to work up your anatomy prior to this procedure.
The technology uses a small, flexible catheter to open up and drain blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus function. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
The Benefits in Using the Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology
While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, clinical studies have indicated the Balloon Sinuplasty™ system to be safe and effective in relieving symptoms of sinusitis.
The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices that enter entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinus openings, and in many cases, without tissue or bone removal.
Because in many instances no tissue or bone is removed when using this technology, there may be reduced bleeding associated with the procedure. As a result, the need for uncomfortable nasal packing may also be eliminated.
While recovery time varies with each patient, many people can return to normal activities within 24 hours.
This technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies or sinus surgery techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if you have progressive disease.