Balloon Sinus Surgery
Balloon Sinus Dilation Surgery is a state of the art procedure for patients with chronic or recurrent sinus infections. It is done in the office with local anesthesia and avoids the needs for general anesthesia and long recovery times associated with traditional sinus surgery. Most patients will need a recent screening CT scan to determine which sinuses are involved.
The experts at Rocky Mountain Ear Nose and Throat have several years of experience with this new procedure, having performed it on over 100 patients with tremendous success and patient satisfaction.
SUCCESS! The success rates for this new procedure approaches 95% which is about the same as traditional sinus surgery. This also translates to less time missed from work or school and needing less prescription pain medications. After Balloon Dilation Surgery, most patients can return to their normal actives within days.
HOW IS IT DONE? With the aid of a small fiberoptic scope, a balloon catheter can be placed into the obstructed sinus opening. Then the tiny balloon is gently inflated, dilating the opening to a healthy state and allowing the sinus to drain and ventilate in a normal physiologic manner. The dilated opening usually stays open and does not require any packing!
Sinusitis Treatment: Office Sinus Dilation now offered
Sinusitis sufferers - Find instant relief that lasts
Balloon Sinus Dilation is a minimally invasive option that can be performed right here, in our offices. The goal of office sinus dilation is to reshape anatomy to expand sinus pathways and restore drainage.
Here's how it works:
The procedure utilizes small balloons placed in key places in the nose and sinus, which are then dilated to expand the sinus pathways. It may be an effective, lasting option for some patients whose symptoms do not resolve with medication.
The benefits of office sinus dilation include:
- Delivers instant, lasting reliefi,ii
- Convenient, comfortable office procedureiii
- Quick recovery—most patients return to normal activity in 24 hoursiv
- May reduce healthcare costs
Discuss office sinus dilation with us today! We are trained and experienced users of office sinus dilation technologies.
Make an appointment at our office today to determine if balloon sinus dilation is right for you.
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i Stankiewicz J, Truitt T, Atkins J, Winegar B, Cink P, Raviv J, Henderson D, Tami T. Two-year results: transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 May; 2(3): 199-206.
ii Stankiewicz J, Tami T, Truitt T, Atkins J, Liepert D, Winger B. Transantral, endoscopically guided balloon dilatation of the ostiomeatal complex for chronic rhinosinusitis under local anesthesia. Am J of Rhinology. 2009 May-June; 321-327.
iii Gould, J. In-office balloon dilation: Procedure techniques and outcomes using a malleable multi-sinus dilation tool. ENT Journal. Vendome Healthcare Media, 19 Dec 2012.
iv Stankiewicz J, Truitt T, Atkins J, Winegar B, Cink P, Raviv J, Henderson D, Tami T. Two-year results: transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 May; 2(3): 199-206.