Balloon Sinus Dilation

A Minimally Invasive Treatment for Sinusitis

Benefits of
Balloon Sinuplasty

  1. Simple office procedure
  2. Replaces the need for sinus surgery
  3. No downtime
  4. Painless recovery
  5. Covered by most insurance
  6. Highly effective
If you’re one of the 37 million+ Americans who suffer from recurrent and persistent sinusitis, until recently, you only had two options for relief: (1) Medical therapy (antibiotics, steroids, etc.) (2) Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) No more. A new, minimally invasive FDA-approved treatment is now available from Dr. Kayem: Balloon sinus dilation, also called balloon sinuplasty.

Balloon Sinus Dilation: Instant Relief that Lasts

Wondering if you can benefit from balloon sinuplasty or sinus surgery? Dr. Marc Kayem, a board-certified otolaryngologist specializing in ENT and sinus problems, has been performing  balloon sinuplasty for over 10 years. The success rate of the procedure is over 90%. The procedure is performed in-office and does not require general anesthesia. Unlike recuperation from FESS (including laser sinus surgery), recovery from balloon sinus dilation is speedy—you’ll be able to resume normal activities right away. Balloon sinuplasty cost is typically covered by insurance, but other payment options are available. Although Balloon Sinuplasty is a great alternative for most people, it isn’t for everyone. If you are not a candidate for balloon sinuplasty, sinus surgery may be another option.

Sinus Surgery

Sinus surgery is an excellent alternative when balloon sinuplasty is not feasible. Sinus surgery is a quick procedure (usually less than an hour) and is done under general anesthesia. Nasal packing is usually not required, and patients go home the same day. In most cases, there is minimal pain afterward.

Wondering if you can benefit from balloon sinuplasty or sinus surgery?

Patients experiencing chronic sinusitis symptoms that have not improved with standard medical therapy should consider balloon sinuplasty. This minimally invasive procedure is particularly effective for conditions affecting the maxillary, frontal, and sphenoid sinuses. It provides a way to treat sinusitis with reduced downtime and fewer complications compared to traditional methods.

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The Procedure

The United States FDA has approved balloon sinuplasty as a groundbreaking treatment for chronic sinusitis. This procedure, often carried out in an office setting, involves inserting a flexible balloon into blocked sinus passageways. Once in place, the balloon is inflated, effectively opening the passageways and allowing for improved nasal drainage. This treatment option requires only topical nasal preparations and offers results that can last up to 24 weeks, providing new hope for those suffering from chronic sinusitis.

When considering balloon sinuplasty, we assess the extent of facial pain, sinus symptoms, and obstruction in the nasal passages. This comprehensive evaluation helps us understand the impact on your quality of life and determine if this minimally invasive procedure can offer the relief you seek.

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Success Rates

The success rates of balloon sinuplasty are impressive, with most patients reporting significant improvement in their symptoms and overall satisfaction with the procedure. This minimally invasive technique has proven to be effective in providing long-term relief from chronic sinusitis, making it a highly regarded option in sinus disease management.