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Balloon Sinuplasty™ for Chronic Sinusitis Relief
Balloon Sinuplasty is a breakthrough
procedure that relieves the pain and
pressure associated with chronic sinusitis. It
is used by surgeons to safely and effectively
treat chronic sinusitis patients who are not
responding well to medications such as
antibiotics, nasal steroids, or over‐the‐
counter (OTC) drugs, and are seeking relief
from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis
Balloon Sinuplasty opens blocked sinus cavities
in four easy steps:
- a guide wire and balloon catheter are inserted into the inflamed sinus,
- the balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening,
- Saline is sprayed into the infected sinus cavity to flush out pus and mucus, and
- the system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.
Similar to how angioplasty uses balloons to
open blocked arteries, Balloon Sinuplasty, a
system of FDA‐cleared, catheter‐based
instruments, opens blocked sinuses.
The procedure is less invasive than traditional
sinus surgery. It allows most patients to return
to normal activities quickly.
With Balloon Sinuplasty, a specially‐designed catheter is inserted into the nose to reach the inflamed sinus
cavity. A small balloon is slowly inflated, which widens and restructures the walls of the sinus passage, helping to
drain mucus from the blocked sinus and restore normal sinus drainage without cutting and with minimal
bleeding. This approach also preserves the natural structure of the sinuses.
Published clinical data shows that Balloon Sinuplasty provides symptom relief for the majority of patients:
In the office (under local anesthesia):
• Ninety‐five percent of patients who have had Balloon Sinuplasty say they would have it again.
In the operating room (under general anesthesia):
• A multi‐center study of 1,036 patients who had Balloon Sinuplasty reported that sinus symptoms
improved in 95 percent of patients at an average follow‐up period of 9 months.
• Another multi‐center study followed 65 patients who had Balloon Sinuplasty and reported clinically and
statistically significant improvement in patient symptoms out to two years.
The reported complication rate for
Balloon Sinuplasty is low.
Patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to medications may benefit from seeing
an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physician who performs Balloon Sinuplasty to determine if the procedure is right
for them. Most insurance companies and Medicare provide coverage for Balloon Sinuplasty.
Balloon Sinuplasty has been used to treat more than 160,000 patients since receiving FDA clearance.
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|HOURS OF OPERATION
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Patients are seen by appointment
Please be prepared with your insurance card information.
You will need to bring your insurance card, photo identification,
and a list of current medications when you come in.
New patients will have several forms to fill out.
come in 10 minutes before your appointment time, or feel
free to download the forms, and fill them out before you
come in to the office.