Balloon Sinuplasty for Chronic or Recurrent Sinusitis
If you suffer from poor sinus drainage, you already know that antibiotics, decongestants, and steroids can do only so much. Balloon sinus dilation is a simple office procedure that gently expands the natural sinus openings to fix underlying drainage problems.
Until recently, sufferers of chronic or recurrent sinusitis were limited to two treatment options: medication therapy or aggressive sinus surgery. Fortunately, advances in medical science have opened new doors. Now there's a treatment that can be performed in your doctor’s office without the need for cutting or tissue removal.
Balloon sinus dilation is a minimally invasive office procedure, performed under local anesthesia, that delivers immediate and long-lasting relief. Your doctor will reshape your sinus pathways by inflating small balloons in key places in the nose and sinuses, restoring drainage.
- Typical Procedure lasts about one hour
- Performed on site in your Doctor's office
- Physician numbs inside of nose to ensure your comfort
- No need for cutting or tissue removal
- Physician places small balloon in sinus opening
- Balloon is gently inflated for about 5 seconds, expanding the sinus cavity for drainage
- Balloon is deflated and removed
- Physician treats next sinus as needed
- Patients return to normal activity in one to two days
- Many patients return to work the next day
Will My Insurance Cover Balloon Sinuplasty?
Most insurance companies and Medicare cover Balloon Sinuplasty. To be certain of your healthcare insurance coverage for sinus surgery, contact your insurance provider to find out your specific policy.
Is Balloon Sinuplasty Safe for Children?
Balloon Sinuplasty is a safe and effective option to relieve chronic sinusitis symptoms in children’s maxillary sinuses. Our Physicians will discuss treatment options with you that are best for your child's chronic sinusitis.
What Are the Advantages of Balloon Sinuplasty over Traditional Sinus Surgery?
Balloon Sinuplasty is less invasive than traditional surgery, which can involve the cutting of bone or tissue. Because of this, patients experience minimal bleeding and mild post-procedure pain. Most people can get back to normal activities and work quickly.
Are There Risks Associated with Balloon Sinuplasty?
Because Balloon Sinuplasty is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery there is a low complication rate. However there are some associated risks, including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, or possible optic injury. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits and to determine whether Balloon Sinuplasty is right for you.
Balloon Sinuplasty Technology is intended for use by or under the direction of a physician.