Balloon sinuplasty is a simple, non-invasive procedure used to treat the symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Usually performed in-office under local anesthesia, this procedure is a desirable alternative to surgery.
Dr. Sandler is an expert in balloon sinuplasty and has a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art certified facility. If you should need surgery, it will be comfortable, performed under local anesthesia, in our office and as minimally invasive as possible. No surgical incision is needed for balloon sinuplasty making recovery is quicker and it possible for you to return to your busy lifestyle usually within two days.
How Does It Work?
Steps Associated with Balloon Sinuplasty:
A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus.
The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening.
Saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out the pus and mucus.
The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.
To begin the balloon sinuplasty procedure, your doctor will insert a small catheter device into your nasal passages. Once in place, the catheter will gently expand to open the sinus passages, allowing them to drain and bringing you relief from sinus pressure.
Sinus passages will then be flushed out with saline solution to clean out any remaining pus or mucus and ensure that your sinuses are completely clean from an existing sinus infection.