In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty

In the past few years, a new minimally invasive treatment for Chronic Sinusitis sufferers has been introduced and has proven to be safe, effective, and is performed in the office.

We would like to introduce you to In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty. These products are endoscopic, balloon-based devices. This balloon procedure is used to dilate blocked sinuses and the sinuses can be directly cleaned with topical antibiotics. The sinuses are better able to drain and the bacteria are directly sterilized.

What is the Balloon Sinuplasty™ Technology?

Now, there is an additional surgical option for treatment of blocked sinuses called Balloon Sinuplasty™ Technology. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics, you may be a candidate for surgery. Your surgeon now has a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ Technology is an endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The FDA-cleared technology uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.

The Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty™ Technology

Safe and Effective

While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, clinical research has indicated the Balloon Sinuplasty™ System to be safe and effective in improving 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.

Minimal Bleeding

Because in many instances no tissue or bone is removed when using this technology, there may be little bleeding associated with the procedure.

Quick Recovery Time

While recovery time varies with each patient, many people can quickly return to normal activities.

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.

How does the technology work?

Step 1. Gain Access to the Sinus. To gain initial sinus access, the sinus guide catheter is introduced into the nasal cavity to target the sinus ostia under endoscopic visualization. The sinus guidewire or the sinus illumination system is introduced through the sinus guide catheter and gently advanced into the target sinus.
Step 2. Inflate Balloon Across Ostium. The sinus balloon catheter is introduced over the sinus guidewire or sinus illumination system and positioned across the blocked ostium. The position of the sinus balloon catheter is confirmed and the balloon is gradually inflated to open and remodel the narrowed or blocked ostium.
Step 3. Remove Balloon and Irrigate Sinus. The sinus balloon catheter is then deflated and removed. The irrigation catheter is advanced over the sinus guidewire or sinus illumination system into the target sinus. The sinus is then irrigated, flushing tenacious sinus contents – like pus and mucus.
Step 4. Remove System. The irrigation catheter is removed, leaving the ostium open and the sinus cleared of mucus allowing the return of sinus drainage. There is little to no disruption to mucosal lining.
Ask your ENT doctor if you are a candidate for In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty.

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