The painful symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis can be overwhelming. If symptoms are difficult to control with medications alone, your primary doctor may refer you to an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist who can determine the best course of treatment, including further medication therapy or surgery to open the sinus passageways.
Sinus Center of Atlanta is pleased to offer an advanced surgical option for the treatment of blocked sinuses called Balloon Sinuplasty, a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics, you may be a candidate for this procedure.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive sinus surgery used to open up blocked sinuses. The technology is used by qualified ENT physicians and involves the use of tiny balloons to open sinus blockages, similar to how angioplasty uses balloons to open blocked coronary arteries.
How does Balloon Sinuplasty work?
Balloon Sinuplasty is an endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The FDA-approved technology uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.