Balloon Sinuplasty is a type of endoscopic surgery to open the blocked sinus passage ways and relieve many sinuses. It is performed to treat patients with sinusitis seeking relief from uncomfortable sinus pain. This is a safe and effective sinus procedure for chronic sinusitis. This surgery can be performed in a hospital or in the office of an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physician.
Sinusitis is an infection or inflammation of the sinuses. In general health, sinus cavities (sinuses) present surrounding our eyes are usually filled with air. Secondary to allergies, bacterial infection, or due to deviated septum (anatomical issues), the natural sinus outflow tracts become obstructed and get blocked. This will lead to pressure on the sinuses resulting in symptoms such as facial pressure, headache, congestion, fever, fatigue, migraines, snoring, and cough.
The surgery is performed under local or general anaesthesia. This procedure involves the insertion of a small sinus balloon into the blocked natural outflow tracts of the sinuses using a tiny telescope. Placement of the balloon within the sinus cavity is checked by illuminating an LED light attached to the balloon and sometimes using a 3D computer assistance program to confirm accurate placement.
Once the placement is checked and confirmed, your ENT surgeon will then inflate the balloon to dilate the blocked outflow tracts. This allows the sinus to drain normally, relieving the symptoms and the infection. Eventually, the balloon is removed, leaving no foreign material in the nose.
In addition to chronic sinusitis, Balloon Sinuplasty can also be performed in patients who suffer with:
In general, Balloon Sinuplasty is not associated with any risks. The post-operative care signs and symptoms include:
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