Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery

Minimally invasive sinus surgery (Balloon Sinuplasty) relieves the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis. It is used by surgeons to safely and effectively treat chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications such as antibiotics, nasal steroids, or over‐the‐counter (OTC) drugs, and are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms.

 

Similar to how angioplasty uses balloons to open blocked arteries, with Balloon Sinuplasty, a specially‐designed catheter is inserted into the nose to reach the inflamed sinus cavity. A small balloon is slowly inflated, which widens and restructures the walls of the sinus passage, helping to drain mucus from the blocked sinus and restore normal sinus drainage without cutting and with minimal bleeding.

This also preserves the natural structure of the sinuses. This is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery and allows most patients to return to normal activities quickly.

Patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to medications may benefit from seeing an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physician who performs minimally invasive sinus surgery (Balloon Sinuplasty) to determine if the procedure is right for them. Many insurance companies and Medicare provide coverage for Balloon Sinuplasty.

To find a Holy Redeemer Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist who performs minimally invasive sinus surgery, please call 1-800-818-4747 or click here.

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