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Ear, Nose, and Throat – Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a procedure that ear, nose and throat surgeons may use for the treatment of blocked sinuses. Patients diagnosed with sinusitis but not responding to medications may be candidates for sinus surgery.
If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to medication, or are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms, then you may be a candidate for sinus surgery. There is now a less invasive option used by ENT doctors to treat chronic sinusitis patients that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life.
With Balloon Sinuplasty, ENT doctors open inflamed sinuses in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Balloon Sinuplasty allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, it does not include removal of bone or tissue from the nose.
In 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared Balloon technology, an endoscopic, catheter-based system for chronic sinusitis. It uses a balloon over a wire catheter to dilate sinus passageways. When the balloon is inflated, it is hoped that the sinus openings will dilate and widen the walls of the sinus passageway, with the goal of restoring normal drainage.
For questions regarding Balloon Sinuplasty, take a look at our Balloon Sinuplasty FAQ’s page.