Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that may relieve the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis. The procedure is designed to be less invasive and may provide a quicker recovery time than conventional sinus surgeries.
With Balloon Sinuplasty, a specially‐designed catheter is inserted into the nose to reach the inflamed sinus. A small balloon is slowly inflated, which widens and restructures the walls of the sinus passage without cutting and with minimal bleeding, helping to drain mucus from the blocked sinus and restore normal mucus flow. The balloon is then removed, leaving the sinuses open. Balloon Sinuplasty opens blocked sinuses yet preserves the natural structure of the sinuses.