Balloon Sinuplasty

What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for opening up blocked nasal pasages. Using endoscopic technology, a sinus balloon is inserted into the nose through a thin, flexible tube. The balloon is gently inflated and opens up the sinus passage without any incisions, cutting, or removal of bone or cartilage.

What toE xpect

The procedure can be handled typically in the physician office and will only require local anesthesia. It is a really common procedure to correct sinus drainage issues such as chronic sinusitus. Balloon Sinuplasty is popular due to the many benefits of a balloon sinuplasty offers over sinus surgery under most conditions.

Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty

  • Extremely safe: .1% complication rate
  • It is as consistent in delivering results as sinus surgery
  • Can provide effective treatment for: Chronic sinusitis, allergies, deviated septums, & asthma
  • Does not require a hospital setting
  • Non-invasive
  • Quick recovery time

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Frequently Asked Questions About Balloon Sinuplasty

Who is not a good candidate for a balloon sinus dilation?

Not all patients may be good candidates for a balloon sinuplasty. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your problem and an examination will show us if we can perform the procedure.

Common reasons to disqualify a candidate are: Eosinophilic disease, severe polyposis or fungal sinusitis, severe deviated septum, cystic fibrosis, or severe facial trauma.

What kind of recovery time should I expect?

One of the great things about a balloon sinuplasty is that recovery is extremely fast. Typically, you can return to work within two days.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact our office or send us an email.

How long do the results last?

Studies show that results last just as long as surgical procedures that are used to correct the same problem. The study followed patients for two years after the procedure.

WE ARE THE CHATTANOOGA EAR NOSE AND THROAT EXPERTS.

By correcting chronic sinusitis, balloon sinuplasty can allow you be breathe better, improving your sleep, exercise capacity, and overall health and well being. Contact us today to find out whether balloon sinuplasty would be right for you.