Balloon Sinuplasty: Faster Recovery, Fewer Risks

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.
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Because balloon sinuplasty is just as effective at opening blocked sinuses as Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS), our 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.

“Great patient care from very knowledgeable staff! I had been to two other doctors about breathing trouble and they told me my nose was just dry or I had allergies. Advanced ENT listened to my concerns and after an exam diagnosed me and got me scheduled for surgery. After a quick procedure (a balloon sinuplasty) I feel great and am back to breathing easy!” – Casey B.

We Treat These Symptoms

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

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 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 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 These Results:

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

Why Choose Advanced ENT & Allergy Center?

We want to offer you the safest and most effective treatment plans. For years, we 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.

Our Doctors Have:

Over 20 years of experience in all areas of ENT

Performed hundreds of successful balloon sinuplasty procedures

Performed over 10,000 successful sinus surgeries

Frequently Asked Sinus Balloon Sinuplasty Questions

+ 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 traditional sinus surgeries, balloon sinuplasty does not involve the cutting of nasal bone or tissue – reducing the risk of damage and scarring. The balloon sinuplasty procedure is usually done in a doctor’s office under 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 about this treatment.

+ What does recovery entail after balloon sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty recovery is typically fast, but timing can vary. Most patients can return to work and normal activity within 3 days.

+ 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 sinus surgery?

What to expect after sinus surgery:

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