Balloon sinuplasty is an endoscopic surgical procedure for the treatment of blocked nasal sinuses. Patients diagnosed with chronic sinusitis but not responding well to medications may be candidates for some type of sinus surgery. Two options are balloon sinuplasty and functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS).
Balloon sinuplasty is an endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The procedure has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It uses a small, flexible balloon catheter to enlarge sinus passageways. When the balloon is inflated, it widens the walls of the sinus passageway, with the goal of restoring normal sinus drainage without damaging the sinus lining. For more information, check out our video below, or give us a call at (865) 777-1727.