Balloon Sinuplasty: Office based surgery for sinusitis

Balloon Sinuplasty is a relatively new technique developed in the treatment of sinus diseases. This procedure, as opposed to traditional sinus surgery, can be performed in an office setting under local anaesthesia.

A small catheter with a light and a guide wire is advanced into the opening of the diseased sinus. Once in position the balloon at the tip of the catheter is inflated to dilate the sinus entrance restoring the impaired drainage into the nasal cavity.

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Balloon Sinuplasty is usually indicated to widen the frontal sinus opening, but it can also address blockage of the maxillary and ethmoidal sinuses.

It is a minimally invasive and rapid technique with minimal risks for the patients.