Balloon Sinus

Balloon Sinuplasty

Lasting sinus relief for chronic sinusitis sufferers with quick recovery

Chronic sinusitis is when inflammation or swelling of sinus tissue prevents a sinus from draining. Fluid buildup can lead to sinus infections, more inflammation, and pain.

Common sinusitis symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Pain or pressure of the face
  • Congestion or difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Frequent infections
  • Teeth pain
  • Sore throat
  • Bad breath
  • Yellow of green nasal discharge
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Tired/Lack energy
  • Low fever

How does it work?

Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that opens sinus passages relieving pain and pressure and allowing normal nasal drainage.

  • After local anesthesia numbs your nasal and sinus tissue, your physician will insert and gently inflate a balloon to dilate the treatment area.
  • Inflamed sinuses are gently inflated to expand the sinus pathways and restore drainage.
  • After five seconds, the balloon is deflated and removed.
  • Sinuses remain open allowing a return to normal sinus pressure. For adults, Balloon Sinuplasty is a simple in-office procedure. Pediatric procedures are performed at one of our outpatient partners: Surgery Center of Decatur and Madison Surgery Center.
  • For more information, view this video animation of a Balloon Sinuplasty procedure.

Why do it?

  • 20% or more chronic sinusitis sufferers do not respond to prescription medication. For these patients, Balloon Sinuplasty may be recommended.
  • It is a safe, minimally invasive treatment option used by more than 300,000 patients. Unlike other treatment options, this procedure does not remove bone or tissue - there are no incisions.
  • Patients experience a fast recovery time with most returning to normal activities within two days. A recent trial compared traditional sinus surgery to balloon sinus dilation and found that symptom improvement was rated the same or better with Balloon Sinuplasty with significantly quicker recovery and follow up.
  • For adults, the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure can be done in a doctor’s office with local anesthesia. It is an effective alternative for patients not responding to ongoing medical therapy and cannot undergo surgery requiring general anesthetic. Pediatric procedures will be performed at either the Surgery Center of Decatur or Madison Surgery Center.

Tired of Sinus Pain?

Don’t wait any longer for lasting relief – call us today to discuss the benefits and risks of Balloon Sinuplasty.

256.355.6200

Am I a Candidate?

Are you consistently experiencing one or more of the following symptoms?

  • Facial Pressure/Pain
  • Headache Pain
  • Congestion or Stuffy Nose Thick
  • Yellow-Green Nasal Discharge
  • Low Fever (99-100 degrees)
  • Bad Breath
  • Pain In The Upper Teeth

If yes, have you experienced these symptoms for at least ten consecutive days three or more times within twelve months, or have you experienced these symptoms for twelve or more consecutive weeks?

In the past twelve months, has a doctor prescribed sinus medication for your condition?

If yes, have you taken sinus medication for your condition for more than 6 weeks in the past year?

If you answered yes to all four questions above, please contact us for a consultation to see if this procedure is right for you.