Lasting Sinus Relief Starts Here
The painful symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis can be overwhelming. If symptoms are difficult to control with medications alone your primary doctor may refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialist, who can determine the best course of treatment, including further medication therapy or surgery to open the sinus passageways.
There is a new surgical option for treatment of blocked sinuses called Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics you may be a candidate for surgery. You now have a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life.
Lisa Liberatore, MD, FACS Discusses Balloon Sinuplasty
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty technology is an endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The FDA-cleared technology uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
Balloon Sinuplasty Demonstration
How is Balloon SInuplasty Performed?
Step 1 – Insertion
Following local anesthesia, a soft, flexible guidewire is inserted gently into the blocked sinus.
Step 2 – Inflation
The balloon is advanced over the guidewire and is inflated to gently expand the sinus opening.
Step 3 – Cleanse
The balloon system is removed, leaving the sinus sanitized, free of debris and open.
Step 4 – Removal
The balloon system is removed, leaving the sinus moist, free of mucus, sanitized and open.
Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty
Safe and Effective While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, clinical research has indicated the Balloon Sinuplasty system to be safe and effective in relieving symptoms of sinusitis.
Minimally Invasive The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices that enter entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinus openings, and in many cases, without tissue or bone removal.
Improved Recovery Time While recovery time varies with each patient, many people can return to normal activities within 24 hours.
Does Not Limit Treatment Options This technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies or sinus surgery techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if you have progressive disease.
Reduced Bleeding Because in many instances no tissue or bone is removed when using this technology, there may be reduced bleeding associated with the procedure.