What is Balloon Sinuplasty and Who Benefits from it?

Balloon sinuplasty is one of the most frequently performed procedures by sinus surgeons today.   Balloon sinuplasty is usually performed in the office setting and involves placement of a small sinus balloon into the blocked area of the sinus, inflating then deflating it, and removing it. It can be used to relieve the blockage of anywhere from one to six sinuses, personalized to the patient’s situation. First performed in the middle part of last decade, it was conceived as a way to non invasively open blocked sinuses. Given that 30,000,000 Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis, it immediately began to change the paradigm of how physicians should approach these long term sufferers.

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