What is balloon sinuplasty?

G M. Converse, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Many allergy sufferers also end up fighting chronic sinusitis. This happens because the paranasal sinuses are blocked and when the mucus can't flow, it can cause an infection in those sinuses, which is sinusitis.

The first-line treatment for sinusitis is antibiotics to kill the bacteria. If you continue to get sinus infections, then surgery is necessary.

Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure that uses a balloon to make changes to the sinus openings without cutting them. Doctors get the sinuses open so they can drain properly and not get stopped up again. With this proceudre, recovery time is probably 25% of what it used to be.
Camysha H. Wright, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Balloon sinuplasty differs from traditional medical techniques, says Camysha Wright, MD, of Westside Medical Center. Learn more about the procedure in this video.
Alen N. Cohen, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Balloon sinuplasty is a surgical procedure that allows the sinuses to open and drain. In this video, sinus surgeon Alen Cohen, MD, FACS, of West Hills Hospital, explains how this effective procedure means fewer infections with easier recovery.

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