What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective procedure for those suffering through sinusitis and not responding to other medications and have either had a sinus infection for a duration of 12 weeks or have a minimum of four sinus infections annually. These patients are seeking relief from uncomfortable, painful sinusitis symptoms. During Balloon Sinuplasty, our ENT specialists in Farmington open inflamed sinuses much like heart surgeons liberate arteries during a balloon angioplasty procedure.
It is a less invasive procedure than traditional sinus surgery, and an effective technique for relieving the symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Balloon Sinuplasty grants most patients the ability to return to normal activity quickly. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, this groundbreaking procedure does not employ cutting to remove bone or tissue from the nose.
Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-20) (PDF)
Want to know if Balloon Sinuplasty is right for you?
The following questionnaire is intended to help define your symptoms and provide valuable information and insights for your doctor. Answer the questions, rating to the best of your ability the problems you have experienced over the past two weeks.
Benefits of Sinuplasty
There are many benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty. Here are just a few:
Safe: Since 2005, more than 375,000 patients have been treated safely with Balloon Sinuplasty.
Proven Effective: In the two years following Balloon Sinuplasty, the majority of patients observed significant improvement both in symptoms and quality of life.
Fast Recovery: While recovery time varies with each patient, recovery is typically fast. In a study of in-office balloon dilation, most patients returned to work and normal activity within 2 days.
Balloon Sinuplasty is minimally invasive and the procedure is available to be performed in our Farmington office by one of our ENT specialists. In our Farmington office, we have safely completed more than 35,000 procedures.
What are the advantages of having the procedure in-office?
Local Anesthesia: Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office is an option for patients who decline or are ineligible for general anesthesia.
Comfortable Surroundings: Experience the procedure in the comfort of your physician’s office rather than a hospital operating room.
High Patient Satisfaction: The majority of patients who had Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office would recommend the procedure to family and friends.
Potential for Significant Cost Savings: Some eligible patients may have lower out-of-pocket costs if the procedure is performed in a lower cost of care setting, such as a physician office.