Imagine sinus surgery without any cutting. Yes, it’s possible.
A type of sinus procedure known as balloon sinus surgery (or balloon sinuplasty) can help relieve stubborn symptoms like congestion, headaches and facial pain without any invasive techniques.
In balloon sinuplasty, doctors use inflatable, balloon-tipped catheters to dilate narrow sinus openings without removing surrounding tissue. The process is similar to how doctors address some blockages in the heart.
The benefits of balloon sinus surgery can include:
- Minimally Invasive . Because no surrounding tissue is disturbed, healing is more rapid and with much less discomfort or bleeding.
- Efficacy. Research has shown balloon sinuplasty to be effective in reducing sinus-infection symptoms multiple years out from the procedure, for the majority of patients.
- Convenient treatment. Procedures are generally done in the offices of trained sinus surgeons with a local anesthetic— rather than general — anesthesia.
In most cases, balloon sinus surgery takes about 30 minutes and most patients go back to work the next day. The exact scope of the process will vary from patient to patient.
Wondering if this type of treatment is for you? Our NY sinus surgeons are some of the most highly regarded in the region, so give us a call to see if balloon sinuplasty is right for your needs.