Sinus Relief with Balloons
SafeHundreds of thousands of patients have been treated safely with Balloon Sinu-plasty since 2005.
ProvenThe procedure is endorsed by the AAOHNS as an appropriate treatment option. Over 95% of patients who’ve had the procedure say they would do it again.
FastWhile recovery time varies with each patient, people can quickly return to normal activities, often the next day.
ConvenientThe procedure can be done during an office visit or in the surgical center, and often in less than an hour.
The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis.
Balloon Sinu-plasty allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, it does not involve the destructive removal of bone or tissue from the nose. Scott N. Bateman, MD
How Balloon Sinu-plasty Works:
Step 1A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus.
Step 2The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening.
Step 3Saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out the pus and mucus.
Step 4The system is removed, leaving the sinus clear and open.
The procedure video
Clinical data shows that Balloon Sinuplasty provides symptom relief:
95% of patients demonstrated that sinus symptoms improved in an average follow-up period of 9 months in a multi-center study of 1,036 patients who had Balloon Sinuplasty.
Another multi-center study followed 65 patients who had Balloon Sinuplasty and reported clinically and statistically significant improvement in patient symptoms out to two years.
95% percent of patients who had Balloon Sinuplasty would recommend the procedure to their family and friends.
A Patient’s Story
Raymond Murphy Balloon Sinu-plasty Patient
My name is Raymond Murphy, and I came to Dr. Bateman because I was having a hard time breathing, using my Bi-PAP machine at night to sleep. I would fight it every single night.
The nose would swell up every night and Dr. Bateman tried me on some different allergy medicines, I started getting allergy shots every week, and it would work for a little bit, but even still every single night I fought the machine until I could finally fall asleep, but then my nights were not very good.
So I went ahead with the balloon sinuplasty. … I was able to breathe the very first day. And it wasn’t even like what it was before; it was better. And I would highly recommend it, because I’m two weeks out, and I have no more pain, no more headaches, and I breathe better than I’ve ever breathed in my life.