What is the Balloon Sinuplasty system?
This technology utilizes a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter that is placed into the nose to reach the sinuses. The sinus balloon catheter is gradually inflated to gently restructure the previously blocked nasal passage, maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining and restoring normal sinus drainage and function. There is minimal bleeding and many patients have been able to return to normal activities within 24 hours. Clinical research has indicated that the Balloon Sinuplasty is a safe and effective tool in dilating blocked sinuses.
How does the technology work?
An ENT physician gently places a sinus guide catheter and a flexible sinus guide wire through the nostrils to access the target sinus. Next, a sinus balloon catheter is advanced over the sinus guide wire.
The sinus balloon catheter is positioned across the blocked sinus opening and gently inflated.
The system is removed, leaving an open sinus passage and restoring normal drainage and function.
What are the benefits of the Balloon Sinuplasty?
- Safe and effective
- Minimally invasive
- Reduced bleeding
- Fast recovery time
- Does not limit treatment options