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Bassem Said, MD
Ear Nose & Throat
Head and Neck Surgery
1240 Central Blvd., Ste A2
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516 - 4368
Balloon Sinuplasty–Sinus Relief
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a minimally invasive sinus surgery procedure that opens sinus passages to relieve sinus pain and sinus pressure associated with chronic sinusitis.
Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting and no removal of bone or tissue and can be carried out in the office using local and topical anesthetic. Balloon Sinuplasty uses a small, flexible balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway, while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
There are 4 steps associated with this procedure:
Step 1 – A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus.
Step 2 – The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening.
Step 3 – Saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out the pus and mucus.
Step 4 – The entire system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR BALLOON SINUPLASTY?
You may be a good candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty if you are not responding well to medications and have had a sinus infection for more than 12 weeks, or have experienced four or more sinus infections every year.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BALLOON SINUPLASTY?
Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty include:
No Cutting – Surrounding tissue and natural sinus openings are preserved.
Can be carried out in the office under local and topical anesthetic.
Effective Relief – Most chronic sinusitis patients report improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life for up to two years after the procedure.
Fast Recovery Time – Recovery is typically fast, with most patients returning to work and normal activity within a day or two.
Please contact us if you have any further questions, or would like to schedule an evaluation for Balloon Sinuplasty.