Balloon Sinuplasty in Denver, CO
Balloon sinuplasty is a quick, minimally invasive procedure that opens blocked sinus ducts, relieving congestion, sinusitis, and other painful symptoms. Our specialists at Advanced ENT & Allergy Center have performed hundreds of balloon sinuplasty procedures, and we’re ready to bring you relief and help you towards a pain-free recovery.
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What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon sinuplasty is a simple procedure that clears blocked sinuses.
Though we’ll walk through the procedure in more detail later on, here are the basics: After numbing your sinuses with local anesthesia, our specialist will guide a small balloon into your sinus opening, then inflate it to help clear the congestion.
Since it’s far more convenient than traditional sinus surgery and offers a faster recovery time, we often recommend balloon sinuplasty to patients who are experiencing these symptoms:
- Chronic sinus pain
- Chronic congestion
- Chronic sinusitis (inflamed sinus)
- Facial pain
- Frequent sinus infections
- Stuffy nose
- Loss of smell
After your balloon sinuplasty, these symptoms should start to subside, and you’ll be able to breathe easier and enjoy the fresh air.
How Balloon Sinuplasty Works
Though the procedure will vary slightly by patient, these are the steps you can expect during a balloon sinuplasty:
- We use general or local anesthesia to numb the area.
- We use a guide catheter to pass a tiny balloon into the sinus openings.
- We inflate the balloon for 5-10 seconds.
- The balloon enlarges the sinus openings by gently pressing them open.
- We remove the balloon.
The in-office balloon sinuplasty procedure takes approximately one hour, including anesthesia, the procedure and post-anesthesia recovery.
Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty
Because balloon sinuplasty can be just as effective as endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) — and it’s much easier to recover from — our doctors encourage patients to give it serious consideration.
This minimally invasive procedure comes with several key benefits. Balloon sinuplasty:
- Is performed in-office.
- Uses only local anesthetic.
- Provides long-lasting relief from painful symptoms.
- Minimizes bleeding, bruising, and swelling.
- Offers a quick recovery.
- Has little to no surgical risk.
- Is supported by a track record of proven success.
You Should Consider Balloon Sinuplasty If You
After balloon sinuplasty, our patients often report fewer headaches, better sleep, less fatigue, and easier breathing. Ready to enjoy the many benefits of balloon sinuplasty? Contact our office today.
Balloon Sinuplasty Recovery
Thankfully, the recovery after a balloon sinuplasty is minimal. Once you feel comfortable leaving the office, you can drive back to your home — or, if you’d prefer, have somebody else drive you.
Since the procedure is non-invasive, it causes little to no trauma to the nasal passages. Within a few days, you’ll be able to return to work and your daily routine.
Depending on the treatment plan that you discuss with your doctor, we might schedule a follow-up visit to check on your progress. Our scheduling process is flexible and low-stress, so you can find the perfect time to fit within your schedule.
Why Advanced ENT & Allergy Center?
At Advanced ENT, we’re committed to providing medical care of the highest quality. Our team specializes in sinus issues, allergies, and ear, nose, and throat care. We provide expertise and empathy during our conversations, building a treatment plan that meets your needs.
We know that doctor’s appointments can be a source of stress and anxiety for our patients. That’s why we do everything in our power to make you feel comfortable. At Advanced ENT, we promise to:
- Treat you with care and respect.
- Take time to find a solution that works for you.
- Answer all of your questions completely.
- Help you find the right treatment for your insurance plan.
Serving Patients in Denver & Beyond
Though our main office is in Denver, Colorado, we work with patients from all over the state.
Whether you’re in Denver, Greenwood Village, or somewhere else in colorful Colorado, we’ve got a treatment plan that will help you find relief. Give us a call at (303) 792-3242 or visit our office:
6110 Greenwood Plaza Blvd.,
Greenwood Village CO 80111
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
From I-25, take the exit for Orchard Rd. After turning onto Greenwood Plaza Blvd., we’ll be right beside the street. Patient parking is available just outside of our building — and there are plenty of dining options in the area!
Find Relief With Advanced ENT & Allergy Center
We know how frustrating it can be to endure congestion and chronic sinus pain. Thankfully, our team of specialists has the expertise and skill to help. We’ve performed hundreds of balloon sinuplasty procedures, and we’re eager to put that experience to work for you.
Our doctors will collaborate with you to find a treatment plan that suits your goals and lifestyle. That way, you can confidently step into your next Colorado adventure, full of energy, and congestion-free.
Frequently Asked Sinus Balloon Sinuplasty Questions
Clinical research confirms that the 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).
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.
The cost of the procedure depends on your insurance coverage. We encourage you to speak with your insurance company about this treatment.
Balloon sinuplasty recovery is typically fast, but timing can vary. Most patients can return to normal activity within 3 days.
Generally, balloon sinuplasty is a very safe procedure, but complications can occur. Risks include tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, and in extremely rare instances, optic injury. Please talk with us about potential balloon sinuplasty side effects.