office sinus surgery
Unlike sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty doesn’t require any surgical cutting or removal of bones/tissue.
Instead, office sinus surgery uses a small, flexible balloon catheter to stretch the blocked sinus passageway and help with the drainage of mucus’s that have formed.
This low-risk, fast recovery procedure has positive results for almost all patients, with a 2013 study finding that out of 20 individual patients that received Balloon Sinuplasty, all reporting a dramatic improvement to symptoms within one week, and all remained symptom-free one year later.
At Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat – this ground-breaking new procedure is performed by the highly-renown and award-winning Dr. Kurt E. Heiland – ensuring that you’re in the safest hands in Phoenix.
To schedule your appointment or to discuss Balloon Sinuplasty, call our friendly team today at (480) 684-1080
Dr. Heiland specializes in surgery of the head and neck, utilizing the latest technology and techniques. Dr. Heiland is also qualified to treat balance problems and is a member of VEDA (Vestibular Disorders Association).
The Most Common Questions About Balloon sinuplasty
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty is a new procedure that is used to treat conditions that cause blockages or sinuses problems.
Unlike traditional sinus surgery, it is minimally invasive, involves no cutting of tissue or bone and has an incredibly short recovery time.
For these reasons, Balloon Sinuplastry has become America’s #1 choice for chronic or severe sinusitis.
How Does It Work?
Most people who require Balloon Sinuplasty have a condition that leads to their sinus membranes becoming inflamed and causing congestion.
But by dilating the openings of your major nasal sinuses, they’re able to be cleared and drained easily.
What Happens During The Procedure?
The one-hour procedure may be done using general or local anaesthesia (depending on individual circumstances).
After administering anaesthesia, Dr. Kurt Heiland will insert an endoscope – a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light on the end, into the nasal passages.
Once the cavity is reached, Dr. Heiland will advance a small balloon catheter over the guiding wire.
When the balloon catheter is correctly positioned, it will slowly inflate and press against your sinus walls, forcing an opening.
The passageways will then be flushed out and cavities with a saline rinse to further remove debris.
How Long Does It Take To Recover?
The recovery period is very short, with most people returning to normal daily activities within 24 to 48 hours.
It is recommended to sleep or rest your head and neck in an elevated position to promote drainage.