Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used when you are having trouble with your sinuses. Until the balloon sinuplasty procedure was FDA approved in 2005, patients underwent Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (or FESS) as the only sinus surgery option. When compared to traditional sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty is less invasive, has less bleeding, and a faster recovery time.
How does a balloon sinuplasty work?
A balloon catheter is inserted into the nostril and through to the sinus passage using the guide for inflation. The balloon is inflated to open, unblock, and reshape the narrow or blocked sinus passage. Then the balloon is deflated and gently removed to restore normal sinus drainage.
Balloon sinuplasty has been clinically proven to be a safe and effective way to restore proper sinus function. Most people can return to normal activity within 24 hours. If you are suffering from chronic sinus disease in Jacksonville, balloon sinuplasty may be the treatment option for you.
If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding to medical treatment, make an appointment today to learn more about your treatment options.