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Balloon Sinuplasty

What is balloon sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty is a special procedure that may offer relief to patients suffering from sinusitis. It is an endoscopic procedure, which means it does not require surgical injury to the tissues. It is also done under general anesthesia so the patient can just sleep through the whole procedure.

Do I need this procedure?

Patients with the following symptoms are good candidates for balloon sinuplasty:

  • Recurrent sinus infections not responding to drug therapy
  • Pain over and around the eyes
  • Persistent halitosis (bad breath)
  • Breathing problems

How does it work?

A wire catheter with a tiny balloon is inserted in the affected nostril up to the part of the nose where there is blockage. The balloon is then inflated, opening the nostril and widening the passageway. The balloon is removed after the procedure.

What are the benefits of balloon sinuplasty?

Some benefits of balloon sinuplasty include:

  • Less invasive compared to other surgical procedures, meaning there is minimal trauma to the patient
  • Less painful and less bleeding
  • More convenient, as it can be done in an outpatient setting
  • Faster recovery periods

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