Balloon Sinus Dilation
Tired of Sinus Pain and Pressure?
When traditional medical therapy fails, balloon sinus dilation may be an effective option. Performed in the doctor’s office, this procedure eases the pain from recurrent sinus infections.
By inserting a flexible catheter into the nasal cavity, the surgeon inflates a small balloon to gently open the sinus pathways, giving patients effective and lasting relief.
Studies show patients experience lasting improvement with:
- Less facial pain
- Improved sleep
- Increased productivity
- Reduced use of antibiotics
The surgery takes 45 minutes to one hour, depending on the number of sinus sets involved in the dilation. Most can return to normal activity after a day and a half.
The surgeon inserts a flexible catheter into the nostril and then inflates a small balloon to gently open the sinus pathways.