Achieve Relief Through a Short Procedure
Balloon sinuplasty is an outpatient procedure that takes about an hour to complete. You will be seated in a reclining chair, and IV sedation and topical anesthetics will be administered. Your doctor will insert a small catheter into your nostril, using it to guide a balloon to the blocked area of your sinuses.
Once the balloon is in place, it will be inflated for a few seconds, unblocking your sinus and widening your passages. You will feel some pressure, but most patients don’t experience any pain. When the balloon has achieved its purpose, we will flush the area with saline to remove any buildup of mucus. Finally, the catheter and balloon will be removed. When your doctor has ensured that everything is fine and the desired result has been achieved, you can go home. You should arrange for a friend or relative to drive you after your procedure.