In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty is a simple procedure that can give you lasting relief allowing you to get back to your life fast.
What is a Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty safely and effectively dilates sinus openings, resulting in relief from sinus sufferers.
The procedure involves a soft flexible guidewire that is inserted into the blocked sinus. The balloon is advanced over the guidewire and is inflated to gently expand the blocked sinus opening. The balloon is then removed leaving the blocked sinus open.
Advantages to an In-Office Sinuplasty include:
Procedure can be performed comfortably without the need of general anesthesia, meaning that food and drink are typically permitted before the procedure.
The procedure is performed in a comfortable, familiar environment.
Most procedures last less than an hour and most people return to their normal activities within 2 days.
Some eligible patients may have lower out-of-pocket costs since the procedure is performed in your doctor’s office.
Disadvantages to an In-Office Sinuplasty include:
Patients may experience only a minor discomfort during the procedure.
Advantages to Sinuplasty in the OR include:
Patients are not awake during the procedure due to general anesthesia.
Disadvantages to Sinuplasty in the OR include:
Average procedure and in-facility recovery time of 4 hours.
No food or drink after midnight the day before the procedure.
Patients could experience possible side effects and complications of general anesthesia.