What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
A New Alternative Treatment for Chronic Sinus Infections
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and minimally invasive sinus procedure to treat chronic sinusitis patients. Balloon Sinuplasty is recommended for patients seeking relief from uncomfortable sinus pain symptoms.
How is Balloon Sinuplasty Safe & Less Invasive?
Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty, requires no cutting of nasal bone or tissue. Over the past decade, more than 480,000 patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms have been treated by ear, nose and throat doctors using Balloon Sinuplasty.
How do patients feel after Balloon Sinuplasty?
A recent sinus study tracked patients for 2 years following their Balloon Sinuplasty Sinus Surgery in the OR. Most patients suffering from chronic sinusitis reported meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life.
How long does recovery take after Balloon Sinuplasty?
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.
How Does Balloon Sinuplasty 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.
Step 1. A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus.
Step 2. The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening.
Step 3. Saline is sprayed into the sinus to flush out the mucus.
Step 4. The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.
When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.