Balloon Sinuplasty

The-Ear-Nose-Throat-and-Plastic-Surgery-Associates-Central-Fl-Allergy-CenterBalloon 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!

What Exactly is Balloon Sinuplasty?

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Click the photo to view a Balloon Sinuplasty procedure overview video.

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.

Advantages of balloon sinuplasty over traditional sinus surgery include:

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

FAQs

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.

Videos

Below are several videos discussing the balloon sinuplasty procedure and what to expect from your visit with one of our otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat specialists)