What is Balloon Sinus Dilation?
Safe and Effective Relief
Balloon Dilation is a safe and effective procedure for sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications and have either had a sinus infection for more than 12 weeks or have 4 or more sinus infections each year. These patients are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms.
With Balloon Dilation, ENT doctors open inflamed sinuses in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Balloon Dilation allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, this innovative procedure does not include cutting to remove bone or tissue from the nose.
Since 2005, more than 375,000 patients have been treated safely with Balloon Dilation.
Most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life through 2 years following surgery.
While recovery time varies with each patient, recovery is typically fast. In a study of in-office balloon dilation, most patients returned to work and normal activity within 2 days.
Balloon Dilation is minimally invasive and the procedure can be performed right in your ENT’s office. More than 35,000 procedures have been safely completed in the office.
If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to medications, you may be a candidate for the Balloon Dilation procedure. ENT doctors use this minimally invasive procedure for their sinusitis patients. Balloon Dilation is clinically proven to be a safe and effective procedure option that improves sinus sufferers’ quality of life.