Balloon Sinuplasty is an alternative, minimally invasive, endoscopic sinus surgery that restores normal sinus drainage and function often without tissue or bone removal. This innovative procedure uses minimally invasive sinus balloon catheters that are inflated into the blocked sinus passageway. The balloon is inflated to gently restructure and open the blocked sinus passageway.
Balloon Sinuplasty offers the benefits of safe and effective treatment with reduced bleeding that is seen with conventional sinus surgery and facilitates faster recovery time to return to normal activities. This innovative treatment does not limit treatment options that may also be needed for patients with progressive disease.
Dr. Kendell and Dr. Jacobson are qualified Otolaryngologists that conduct this procedure both in the hospital and office setting.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus lining caused by bacterial, viral and/or microbial infections. It also occurs when the sinus opening (ostium) is blocked. Sinusitis can be acute or chronic and can consist of the following
- Facial pain, pressure, nasal congestion or
- Difficulty breathing through the
- Discharge of yellow or green mucus from the
- Loss of sense or smell
- Headache, fatigue, sore throat or bad breath
Sinusitis affects nearly 37 million people in the US per year, 17% women and 10% men.
Sinusitis is more common than heart disease or asthma and takes a greater toll on quality of life than chronic back pain of congestive heart failure.