Balloon Sinuplasty - Treatment for Sinusitis
Dr. Benjamin Liess has been trained to use Balloon Sinuplasty technology and Balloon Sinus Dilation.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology is an FDA-approved, endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The technology uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage and function. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
Steps in using the Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology:
- Using the Balloon Sinuplasty™system, your physician gently places a Sinus Guide Catheter and a flexible Sinus Guidewire through the nostrils to access the target sinus. Next, a Sinus Balloon Catheter is advanced over the Sinus Guidewire.
- The Sinus Balloon Catheter is positioned across the blocked ostium and gently inflated.
- The Balloon Sinuplasty™ system is removed, leaving an open sinus passageway and restoring normal drainage and function.
The Benefits in Using the Balloon Sinuplasty™:
- Safe and Effective: While the use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, clinical studies have indicated the Balloon SinuplastyTM system to be safe and effective in relieving symptoms of sinusitis.
- Minimally Invasive: The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices that enter entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinus openings, and in many cases, without tissue or bone removal.
- Reduced Bleeding: Because in many instances no tissue or bone is removed when using this technology, there may be reduced bleeding associated with the procedure. As a result, the need for uncomfortable nasal packing may also be eliminated.
- Improved Recovery Time: While recovery time varies with each patient, many people can return to normal activities within 24 hours.
- Does Not Limit Treatment Options
This technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies or sinus surgery techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if you have progressive disease.
As with the use of any surgical instrument, there are risks, and results may vary from patient to patient. Talk to us about your specific condition to find out if using the Balloon Sinuplasty™ system is right for you.