Balloon Sinuplasty2020-06-08T14:57:45+00:00

Balloon Sinuplasty

Permanent Relief from
Chronic Congestion

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Balloon Sinuplasty

Permanent Relief from
Chronic Congestion

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What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon Sinuplasty is a service offered through our Allergy and Sinus Center by our highly-trained sinus surgeons.

Sufferers of sinusitis (chronic sinus inflammation) can breathe easier with one of the most advanced and least invasive sinus relief procedures available today, balloon sinuplasty. This innovative sinus surgery may be able to give you the permanent relief from the chronic congestion, pain and pressure of sinusitis – and it’s covered by most insurances, including Medicare. In fact, many patients report same-day relief!

Balloon sinuplasty is one of the newest, least invasive alternatives to traditional sinus surgery to open blocked sinus passageways and restore normal sinus drainage. The FDA-approved procedure utilizes a small, flexible balloon to open and restructure nasal passageways which may alleviate sinus headaches, fatigue and congestion. The balloon catheter is gently inserted into the problem region and inflated, restricting and widening the walls of the sinus passageway.

Balloon Sinuplasty
Overview

Balloon Sinuplasty

Click on the image to view Dr. Tran explain what balloon sinuplasty is and the conditions that it is meant to treat.

Balloon Sinuplasty
Procedure

Balloon Sinuplasty

Click the photo to view a brief overview of the balloon sinuplasty procedure.

Balloon Sinuplasty
vs Traditional Surgery

Balloon sinuplasty is a less invasive option for patients who have not found relief from prescribed antibiotics – a situation that an estimated 20% of sinusitis sufferers find themselves in – and can be performed under local anesthetic with a speedy recovery.

Advantages of balloon sinuplasty over traditional sinus surgery include:

  • Less discomfort
  • A faster recovery time
  • No removal of bone or tissue
  • Minimal bleeding

What Are the Long-Term Results of Balloon Sinuplasty?

Over 150,000 patients have had their chronic sinusitis treated safely with the procedure, and over 95% of patients have demonstrated an improvement in sinus symptoms.

Researchers look at what we call the patency rate, looking at whether or not the sinuses are still open when a surgeon looks into your nose with a special scope. At two-year follow-up, about 90% of sinus openings were still clear.

As part of the data, balloon sinuplasty patients also filled out sino-nasal outcome test (SNOT) questionnaires. Over the same two-year period, the scores of all the patients who filled out the questionnaire, 85% had recorded sustained improvement in their sinus symptoms.

Balloon Sinuplasty
Testimonial

Balloon Sinuplasty

Click the photo to view a balloon sinuplasty patient testimonial and how it has affected her life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, the procedures effects are permanent and you will not need to undergo repeated procedures. However, as with any medical condition, the amount of time your sinuses stay open depends on a list of several factors that are unique to you, such as the extent of your sinus disease. Still, it is unlikely that you would require repeat procedures.
According to the official balloon sinuplasty website, more than 150,000 people around the world have undergone the procedure, with more than 200 cases performed each day. The procedure has been rigorously tested and is FDA-approved. Results show balloon sinuplasty has been proven minimally invasive, safe and effective at improving the quality of life of patients.
The use of general anesthesia varies on a case-by-case basis. Some patients will have the procedure performed with general anesthesia in a hospital while some will have the procedure performed in our office under local anesthesia. When scheduling your procedure, we will address your condition specifically and determine what the best option for you will be.
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