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Balloon Sinusplasty

What are the benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty?

Safe and effective:
While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, studies demonstrate that balloon sinuplasty is safe and effective in relieving symptoms of sinusitis.

Minimally invasive: The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices introduced entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinuses.

Reduced bleeding: In many cases, no tissue or bone is removed during surgery using this technology, because of this there may be reduced bleeding. As a result, the need for uncomfortable nasal packing may also be eliminated.

Fast recovery time: While recovery time varies with each patient, some patients have been known to return to normal activities within 24 hours.

Does not limit treatment options: Balloon sinuplasty is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies and/or surgical techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if a patient has progressive disease.

Device Step 1
Gain Access to the Sinus
To gain sinus access, a sinus guide catheter is introduced into the nasal cavity to target the sinus ostia under endoscopic visualization. A sinus guidewire is passed through the sinus guide catheter and gently advanced into the target sinus.

Device Step 2
Inflate Balloon Across Ostium
The sinus balloon catheter is introduced over the sinus guidewire and positioned across the blocked ostium. The position of the sinus balloon catheter is confirmed and the balloon is gradually inflated to open and remodel the narrowed or blocked ostium.

Device Step 3
Deflate and Remove Balloon
The sinus balloon catheter is then deflated and removed, leaving the ostium open allowing the return of normal sinus drainage and function. There is little to no disruption to mucosal lining.


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30 Aldrin Road
Plymouth MA 02360
(508) 746-8977

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1 County Road
Bourne MA 02532
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