Some patients needing sinus surgery are candidates for a new, minimally invasive technique called balloon sinus dilation, a.k.a. balloon sinuplasty. Using a technology similar to what is used to open blocked arteries in the heart, surgeons can endoscopically dilate sinus passages with a balloon to alleviate obstructed or narrow sinus openings while preserving as much of the normal structure of the sinuses as possible. For surgeons trained in this technique, balloon sinus dilation is a safe and effective way to manage chronic or recurrent sinusitis. Most of the time, this procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in the office, with minimal discomfort. This technique allows many patients to avoid the operating room. The procedure comes with a faster recovery and generally lower cost than traditional endoscopic sinus surgery in the operating room.
A complete evaluation by one of the physicians at Peak ENT can determine whether you would be a good candidate for this procedure.