What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure performed as an alternative to traditional sinus surgery. The procedure is typically performed on patients experiencing chronic sinusitis. A balloon sinuplasty can be performed in office under local or general anesthesia.
This procedure consists of inserting a balloon catheter into the sinus passage. Once the balloon is inflated, your doctor will expel the built-up mucuses with a saline solution, relieving chronic pressure.
Safe & Less Invasive
Balloon sinuplasty technique can open blocked sinuses without the need for cutting or removal of bone and tissue. Balloon sinuplasty is safe and is often performed in the office with minimal downtime after the procedure.
What to Expect: Recovery & Aftercare
You can expect to return to daily activities within 1 to 2 days following the procedure. It is, however, important to follow your Doctor’s instructions. It’s necessary to avoid blowing your nose for 24 hours following a balloon sinuplasty and avoid any activity that will elevate your heart rate for the first week. Some patients experience swelling and congestion, however, these symptoms typically dissipate within 5 to 7 days.