Balloon Sinuplasty (or balloon sinus dilation) is an in-office treatment option which allows sinus patients to experience significant improvement by treating the root cause of the recurrent infection. The procedure typically takes 15 minutes and patients can be back to normal routine often within the same day.
The procedure utilizes a tiny balloon to dilate and remodel the opening of the sinus cavity, allowing your sinuses to drain and ventilate more effectively. Patients generally will experience an immediate difference from a procedure that takes just minutes.
After years of chronic sinus issues, Larry knew it was time to do something about it. That's why he trusted our team with his Balloon Sinuplasty procedure.
Watch Larry's story about life before and after Balloon Sinuplasty.
Since it's emergence in 2005, balloon sinuplasty has been proven to be a vast improvement from sinus surgeries of the past. With no surgical incisions required and no loss of tissue, recovery time is dramatically shorter and complications are few and far between.
In addition, balloon sinuplasty preserves healthy tissue and mucous membranes. Studies on balloon sinuplasty have shown a 94% effectiveness in reducing chronic sinusitis, with a reduction in symptoms being reported within 1 week of the procedure, and an overall improvement in quality of life. The effects of the procedure were studied 1 and 2 years later and were shown to have lasting effects.¹
If you have questions about balloon sinuplasty and what it can do for your sinus symptoms, request a sinus consult today! Or, take our quiz to see if you may be a good candidate for this simple and effective procedure:
I've lost 14 pounds since my balloon sinuplasty...
[Balloon sinuplasty] was the best thing I've ever done for my allergies!
Now I can go outside, enjoy the outdoors... I've got my life back!
No more sinus infections, no more congestion... The effect was immediate!
Patients often report immediate relief from the pain and congestion of their sinus infections. Because it's minimally invasive, recovery time is substantially quicker and experience reduced bleeding, bruising, and overall pain. Most patients are able to return to normal after 24 - 48 hours!
Since Balloon Sinuplasty involves no cutting or nasal packing, patients experience less pain and faster recovery than with traditional sinus surgery. We do offer the option of intravenous sedation with an anesthesiologist if you choose. The treatment is performed in the comfort of our dedicated sinus treatment room by a surgeon and team of highly skilled specialists.
Most insurances cover sinus surgery with the Balloon Sinuplasty device. To be 100% certain of your coverage, contact your insurance provider to find out.
Medicare patients specifically are covered for endoscopic sinus surgery when any combination of tools, including the balloon catheter, is used to perform the procedure.