The benefits of Baloon Sinuplasty
Safe and Effective
While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, clinical research has indicated the Balloon Sinuplasty™ System to be safe and effective in improving symptoms of sinusitis.
The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices that enter entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinus openings, and in many cases, without tissue or bone removal.
Because in many instances no tissue or bone is removed when using this technology, there may be little bleeding associated with the procedure.
Quick Recovery Time
While recovery time varies with each patient, many people can quickly return to normal activities.
Does Not Limit Treatment Options
This technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies or sinus surgery techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if you have progressive disease. This technology has associated risks, including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, or possible optic injury.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ risks and benefits will be discussed with each patient individually to determine whether this procedure is right for them.
A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus.
The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening
Saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out the pus and mucus.
The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.