Balloon Sinuplasty™ For Chronic Sinusitis
Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology is a FDA-cleared, endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The technology uses a small, flexible, Sinus Balloon Catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage and 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.
How does it work?
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms. This is the same concept that heart surgeons utilize to open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty.
Available in the Office - We perform Balloon Sinuplasty in the office under local anesthesia, sometimes with a light anti-anxiety medication.
- Proven Effective - Most patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life through 2 years following surgery.
- Fast Recovery - While recovery time varies with each patient, recovery is typically fast. In a study of in-office balloon dilation, most patients returned to work and normal activity within 2 days.
- Safe & Less Invasive - With Balloon Sinuplasty, there is no cutting of nasal bone or tissue. More than 250,000 patients suffering from chronic sinusitis have been safely treated by physicians using Balloon Sinuplasty technology.
What does it involve?
Balloon dilation of the sinuses is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. Usually a light anti-anxiety medication is also prescribed to make patients more comfortable. Typically medications do not need to be stopped prior to the procedure. Patients can return to normal activities quickly and most people return to work the following day with minimal downtime needed. After the procedure, there are no restrictions in terms of blowing the nose or physical activity.
Who is a candidate?
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective procedure for patients who are not responding well to medications and are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms. Whereas previously formal surgery in the operating room was the only option, now a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life is available.
For patients apprehensive about surgery or who have medical conditions that prevent them from being cleared for a surgery, this option has given new hope to patients who previously resorted to the endless cycle of antibiotics or nasal sprays.
Schedule an appointment now if you suffer from any of the following: nasal congestion, facial pain or pressure, nasal drainage, postnasal drip, allergies, headaches, or frequent sinus infections. Any of these symptoms may be an indication that you could be a balloon sinuplasty candidate and benefit from this procedure.