More About The Procedure
Balloon Sinuplasty is a proven, low-risk solution for chronic sinus problems. The procedure is straightforward and can be performed in the doctor's office under local anesthesia.
Most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life through 2 years following surgery.
In a Balloon Sinuplasty procedure, the doctor guides a catheter with a balloon over it into the patient's sinuses and gently inflates it -- similar to balloon angioplasty for blocked arteries -- opening the inflamed sinuses and restoring their normal functioning.
A soft, flexible guidewire is inserted into the blocked sinus
The balloon is advanced over the guidewire and is inflated to gently expand the sinus opening
The balloon is removed, leaving the sinuses open.