Balloon Sinuplasty involves passing a small balloon into the affected sinus opening. This balloon is then inflated and immediately removed in order to open blocked or poorly functioning sinus outlets. Many studies now indicate that this in-office technique, with local anesthesia and little "down-time" afterwards, effectively reduces or eliminates chronic or recurrent sinusitis in the majority of properly selected patients.
At Mann Ear, Nose & Throat, we are also able to accommodate advanced anesthesia requests for patients undergoing Balloon Sinusplasty in our office. This is ideal for those patients that desire to be completely "asleep" during their procedure, with no memory of the event afterwards.
Sinusitis ("sine-you-site-iss") is inflammation affecting the air filled spaces of the skull, known as sinuses. The source of this inflammation can be variable, and may include allergy, anatomic problems, or recurrent infections. Sinusitis affects approximately 37 million people each year in the United States alone.
If you think you are a good candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty or are interested in learning more information about the life-changing procedure, contact Mann ENT today to schedule an appointment. Our expertly trained and caring staff would be happy to assist you in improving your sinusitis and overall health.