5 Benefits of a Balloon Sinuplasty

By DLM Developer on April 5, 2023 under Balloon Sinuplasty

Are you constantly plagued by inflamed sinuses, a stuffy nose, and difficulty breathing? Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive treatment that can give you long-term relief from your irritating symptoms.

What is a Balloon Sinuplasty?

A balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that opens up the sinus airways by expanding the sinus drainage and ventilation pathways. A balloon catheter is inserted through the nostril to access a sinus drainage pathway and inflated so that the sinus can be ventilated and potentially drained. This is often recommended for people with obstructive sinusitis or chronic sinus infections that cause inflammation in the nasal passages and lead to sinus inflammation.

Benefits of a Balloon Sinuplasty

When you choose to have a balloon sinuplasty, you can expect the following benefits from your procedure:

  1. No Incisions

Balloon sinuplasty requires no incisions which means no scaring. A balloon catheter is a small tube, and it is carefully inserted through the nasal opening with the help of a camera or endoscopic guidance. Once the sinuses have been dilated, the balloon will be removed and your treatment is complete.

  1. No Downtime

Because there are no incisions, most patients can return to work and resume most of their normal activities within 24-48 hours. The sinuses will continue to drain for about one week and antibiotics might be prescribed to prevent additional sinus infections. Sinus surgery may require your sinuses to be packed with gauze and it can take several weeks for bleeding and swelling to completely reduce.

  1. Increased Comfort

A stuffy nose and repeated sinus infections create uncomfortable or painful pressure in the nose. The sensation of this pressure can also extend to a headache-y feeling and the sensation of blocked ears. Balloon sinuplasty may relieve many of these uncomfortable symptoms so that you can breathe freely and fully enjoy the activities you love.

  1. Proven Results

Balloon sinuplasty has given our patients consistently great results and ensured safety during treatment. The effects of balloon sinuplasty are long-lasting, unlike oral corticosteroids which can only be used safely for a short period. Other medications can also be prescribed, but the results are inconsistent among patients and there are many possible side effects.

  1. Outpatient Procedure

One of the most expensive parts of surgery is the hospital or surgical center fee. Balloon sinuplasty is an outpatient clinic procedure, meaning it is performed in our office and patients can leave immediately after. Additionally, general anesthetic is not needed so patients can drive themselves.

Schedule a Consultation

Get relief from sinusitis when you schedule a consultation at one of our offices for balloon sinuplasty in Denver, Lone Tree, or Castle Rock, CO. Our ENT specialists are experienced with a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments and will be happy to discuss your options to determine the best treatment for you.