Over 37 million people are affected by sinusitis each year, a common condition causing pain, pressure and congestion in the forehead, nose, cheek and eye area. Sinusitis is usually managed through medication, or surgery for more severe cases. Conventional sinus surgery uses an endoscope to remove bone and tissue from nasal passages in order to enlarge the area and clear up blockages. Although effective, this procedure often leaves patients with post-operative pain, scarring and bleeding.
Balloon sinuplasty is an advanced surgical procedure used to treat sinusitis and other related problems through minimally invasive techniques. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty inserts a thin endoscope into the nose to clear blocked passageways without disrupting surrounding bone and tissue. This is done by inserting a small balloon that gently inflates to widen the walls of the passageway and allow built-up sinus fluid to properly drain.
The balloon sinuplasty procedure offers patients
- Minimally invasive
- Improved safety
- Shorter recovery time
- Reduced bleeding
Balloon sinuplasty is an FDA-approved procedure with no serious risks or complications. This procedure has been performed thousands of times across the world with no serious problems reported. If you are suffering from long-term sinus symptoms, talk to your doctor to find out if balloon sinuplasty is right for you. Long-term relief is now available from a safe, minimally invasive procedure.