What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
During balloon sinuplasty, an AnMed ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgeon inflates a small balloon inside your sinuses to widen them. That way, they can be cleared and drained. There’s no cutting of the nasal bone or tissue, so healing time is short. After the procedure, you’ll likely be able return to work and normal activity within two days. Most patients also report meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life.
Watch this video to hear Justin Way, MD, explain chronic sinusitis, treatment options and balloon sinuplasty.
Are You a Candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty?
During your initial consultation, your ENT doctor will ask you questions about the severity of your sinus symptoms. They’ll want to know how much you suffer from:
- Need to blow nose often
- Stuffiness, runny nose or sneezing
- Post-nasal discharge down the back of your throat
- Ear fullness or pain
- Facial pain/pressure
- Decreased sense of smell/taste
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Reduced productivity or concentration
- Feelings of frustration, restlessness, sadness, embarrassment or irritability