Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally-invasive procedure that helps widen the sinus passageways to improve breathing and reduces the risk and occurrence of sinus infections. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in the office or sometimes in more complex cases on an outpatient basis, which means you'll go home soon afterward. During this procedure, a thin probe or catheter is inserted through the nostril into the sinus cavity.
Once in position, a tiny balloon at the end of the catheter is inflated, gently widening the sinus passageway. Once the narrowed area has been opened, the balloon is then deflated and removed along with the catheter, restoring normal breathing and drainage.
Frontal Sinus Balloon Dilation with Image Guidance 1
Left Sphenoid Sinus Balloon Dilation with Image Guidance 1