Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure – or specifically a surgical device – used during endoscopic sinus surgery. During a balloon sinuplasty, balloons are placed into the blocked sinus drainage areas to open them up and promote drainage and ventilation of the affected sinus. Your surgeon may perform a balloon sinuplasty as a stand-alone procedure in the office under local anesthesia, or in combination with more traditional endoscopic sinus surgery. Your surgeon may also obtain mucous cultures to assist in your treatment with antibiotics and steroids.
Balloon sinuplasty is typically not recommended for extensive inflammation of the nose and sinuses, and particularly when there is extensive sinus disease or polyps. It is also not recommended if you have received normal results from a nasal endoscopy and CT scans, or if your only symptom is a headache without any nasal problems. Also, as with as with endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty should only be performed after other, more conservative treatments have not been effective.
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