What is a Balloon Sinuplasty?
Why is a Balloon Sinuplasty Performed?
How is the Balloon Sinuplasty Performed?
Usually, the in-office balloon sinuplasty is a quick and simple outpatient procedure. Before inserting a balloon catheter into the sinus cavity, patients receive local anesthesia. Then, the surgeon inflates the balloon, which widens the sinus opening and the nasal passage walls.
After flushing out mucus and debris with a saline solution, the catheter is removed. The outcome is unblocked sinuses that allow for normal breathing and mucus drainage. Almost 95 percent of patients have reported noticeable improvement in their sinus symptoms following this procedure.
What Can I Expect After a Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure?
Following your Balloon Sinuplasty procedure, it is normal to experience some fatigue and congestion for up to a week. It is advisable to avoid strenuous activities and blowing your nose for a few days following the procedure.
Patients typically go home just a few hours after the surgery, and many are able to resume their normal activities within a couple of days. Your surgical team at The ENT & Allergy Centers of Texas will give you complete instructions and additional information.