Sinus balloon surgery, also known as balloon sinuplasty, changes the way you breathe. The procedure involves threading a very small balloon up into your sinuses by way of the nostril, positioning it where the mucus has become blocked from draining, and then inflating the balloon.
The balloon pushes out on the walls of the obstruction to create a lasting throughway for the mucus to drain. Besides the clever biomechanics involved in this remarkably simple technology, the fact that it can be done in the office without general anesthesia makes it far easier for patients to incorporate into their lives:
“And [conventional] surgery works well, but the downsides to surgery is that you have to go to the hospital, get general anesthesia, pain and typically there would be bleeding afterwards,” McKay said.
The procedure is in-office, costing less and offering a quicker recovery.
Balloon sinuplasty is one of our specialties at the LA Sinus Institute, where we offer the best treatment for sinus pain, pressure and infection in Los Angeles. Reach out today if you’d like to schedule a consultation on this fast and easy fix for chronic sinusitis.