Balloon sinus dilation (Balloon Sinuplasty) is an endoscopic, simple in-office procedure for patients suffering from sinusitis. The procedure uses a small, flexible balloon catheter to enlarge sinus passageways. When the balloon is inflated, it widens the walls of the sinus passageway, restoring normal sinus drainage without damaging the sinus lining. Balloon sinus dilation is a minimally invasive treatment option that can be performed in-office by Dr. Marc Kayem, a board certified Otolaryngologist who specializes in ENT and sinus problems.
The objective of balloon sinus dilation is to areshape anatomy to expand sinus pathways and restore drainage. The procedure utilizes small balloons placed in key places in the nose and sinus, which are then dilated to expand the sinus pathways. It may be an effective, lasting option for some patients whose symptoms do not resolve with medication. The entire procedure takes less than an hour, and you can return to your regular activities immediately afterwards.
This is a very exciting new option, which can replace the need for more invasive sinus surgery in a lot of patients. If you have had a recommendation for sinus surgery, you definitely want to look into this cutting edge development. Dr. Marc Kayem can determine if your condition is one that may benefit from balloon sinus dilation and can help you understand the risks and benefits of this treatment option.