If you suffer from poor sinus drainage, you already know that antibiotics, decongestants, and steroids can do only so much. Balloon sinus dilation is a simple office procedure that gently expands the natural sinus openings to fix underlying drainage problems.
Until recently, sufferers of chronic or recurrent sinusitis were limited to two treatment options: medication therapy or aggressive sinus surgery. Fortunately, advances in medical science have opened new doors. Now there's a treatment that can be performed in your doctor’s office without the need for cutting or tissue removal.
Balloon sinus dilation is a minimally invasive office procedure, performed under local anesthesia, that delivers immediate and long-lasting relief.1 Your doctor will reshape your sinus pathways by inflating small balloons in key places in the nose and sinuses, restoring drainage.
What Can I Expect From Balloon Sinuplasty?
The balloon sinuplasty procedure is fast, comfortable, and convenient. It’s done in the sinus doctor’s office and effectively opens your sinus pathway for long-term relief. You’ll notice clearer breathing, improved sleep, fewer sinus infections, and a better quality of life — without medication.
Here’s how balloon sinuplasty works:
The physician places a small balloon in the sinus opening
The balloon is gently inflated for about five seconds to expand the opening and restore drainage
The balloon is deflated and removed
The physician treats the next sinus passageway as needed