Balloon Sinuplasty: Faster Recovery, Fewer Risks

Balloon Sinuplasty was proven effective as a treatment for blocked sinuses in 2005 when it was approved by the FDA. Balloon Sinuplasty is a non-invasive procedure that involves inserting a tiny balloon into the sinus passages to enlarge the blocked sinus ducts.

The Balloon Sinuplasty procedure is an appealing alternative to traditional sinus surgery because of its quick and pain-free recovery time. Balloon Sinuplasty is just as effective at opening blocked sinuses as Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS). That’s why the doctors at Advanced ENT & Allergy Center recommend this treatment for most sinusitis patients. After performing hundreds of Balloon Sinuplasty procedures, our doctors have helped many patients experience freedom from their blocked sinuses symptoms using this safe and less invasive procedure.

Why Balloon Sinuplasty is Popular:

  • Performed in-office
  • Uses only local anesthetic
  • Quick recovery
  • No bruising or swelling
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Long-term results
  • Proven success
  • Little to no surgical risk

Start by scheduling an appointment with us if you are experiencing recurring or chronic sinus problems. We’ll meet with you to discuss your symptoms and treatment option and will work with you to decide your best path forward.

Here’s How Balloon Sinuplasty Works

  1. We use general or local anesthesia to numb the area.
  2. We use a guide catheter to pass a tiny balloon into the sinus openings.
  3. We inflate the balloon for 5-10 seconds.
  4. The balloon enlarges the sinus openings by gently pressing them open.
  5. We remove the balloon.

The in-office Balloon Sinuplasty procedure takes approximately one hour, including anesthesia, the actual procedure, and post-anesthesia recovery.

You Should Consider Balloon Sinuplasty if You:

  • Have endured sinus symptoms for years
  • Have had little or no improvement from medicines
  • Have to take multiple medicines daily to keep symptoms under control
  • Are tired of medicine and their side effects
  • Are considering more traditional endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Don’t want to have an in-hospital procedure

A Quick Recovery

Because the procedure is non-invasive, it causes little to no trauma to the nasal area. This means Balloon Sinuplasty recovery time is typically minimal – you’ll be able to return to work and your daily routine after 2-3 days.


After Balloon Sinuplasty, patients often report:

  • Decreased sinus infections
  • Fewer headaches
  • Better sleep
  • Less fatigue
  • Easy breathing

Experts in Balloon Sinuplasty Treatments

We want to offer you the safest and most effective treatment plans. For years, we have observed carefully as the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure developed. When seven-year data was published, showing that Balloon Sinuplasty was as successful as functional endoscopic sinus surgery, our doctors agreed. They have now performed hundreds of these procedures in-office, with a local anesthetic – offering patients faster recoveries, lower risks, and excellent long-term results.

Why Choose Advanced ENT & Allergy Center?

Our doctors have:

  • Over 20 years of experience
  • Experience in all areas of ENT
  • Performed over 10,000 successful sinus surgeries
  • Performed hundred of successful Balloon Sinuplasty procedures

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Frequently Asked Questions about Balloon Sinuplasty

+ Does Balloon Sinuplasty work?

Clinical research confirms that Balloon Sinuplasty success rate is high – effectively restructuring the sinus openings to alleviate symptoms. More than 535,000 patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms have been treated by ENT doctors using this procedure (Acclarent Procedural Data Collected on March 7, 2017).

+ How is Balloon Sinuplasty safe and less invasive?

Unlike some sinus surgeries, Balloon Sinuplasty does not involve cutting nasal bone or tissue – reducing the risk of damage and scarring. The procedure is usually done in a doctor’s office with local anesthesia. It does not require uncomfortable packing of the nose following surgery.

+ How much does Balloon Sinuplasty cost?

The cost of the procedure depends on your insurance coverage. We encourage you to speak with your insurance company first.

+ What does recovery entail after Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon Sinuplasty recovery is typically fast, though time varies with each patient. Most patients can return to work and normal activity after a few days of rest.

+ What are the side effects or risks of Balloon Sinuplasty?

There are few Balloon Sinuplasty risks but complications can occur, including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, and in extremely rare instances, optic injury. Please talk with us about potential Balloon Sinuplasty side effects.

+ What can I expect after my Balloon Sinuplasty procedure?

What to expect after sinus surgery:

  • Decreased sinus infections
  • Increased energy
  • Fewer headaches
  • Better sleep
  • Less fatigue
  • Easy breathing
+ Can Balloon Sinuplasty correct a deviated septum?

Balloon Sinuplasty is an excellent way to manage the symptoms of sinusitis. A deviated septum and turbinate dysfunction are not sinus problems – these are nasal problems. If you only have a deviated nasal septum, then Balloon Sinuplasty is not the answer for you. You may need to consider nasal surgery. Please schedule an appointment with us to talk about possible treatments.

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