What Is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Chronic sinusitis results in severe discomfort for millions of Americans.  Are you one of them?  If so, you may have tried a number of treatments including antibiotics, sinus irrigations, topical steroids, or even homeopathic solutions.  If you’re finding this type of medical treatment is not working for you, you may be a candidate for a procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty.

San Diego Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists are performing an in-office procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty which uses a balloon to dilate open your sinus cavities ultimately preventing future sinus infections. Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure which has very high success rates.

Balloon Sinuplasty Procedures

Balloon sinuplasty opens up blocked sinuses by the insertion of a thin catheter that inflates.  As this catheter swells, sinus walls are dilated allowing pressure relief and drainage.  After the procedure and recovery, a complete restoration of your normal sinus function will occur.

Your Recovery Time

Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting or removing of bone which is why the recovery time is so quick.  Most patients experience little to no pain after the procedure. We typically perform the procedure with local anesthesia, which allows you to have an in-office procedure without the risks of general anesthesia. Therefore, it is a great alternative option for patients who do not want the traditional sinus surgery or have health problems which prevent them from being a candidate.

Are you a candidate for a Balloon Sinuplasty? Do you want to learn more?  Call now at (760) 479-1200 or fill out our online contact form.