Balloon Sinuplasty

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Chronic sinusitis, an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses, causes suffering for millions across America. Orange Coast ENT Head & Neck Surgery, is one of only a few offices in Orange County that provides in-office Balloon Sinuplasty Irvine™ procedures, a treatment that clears blocked sinuses. If you have received multiple chronic sinusitis diagnosis and antibiotics are not solving the issue, you might be a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty™.

Do You Suffer from the Following Symptoms?

  • Facial congestion/fullness
  • Nasal blockage
  • Nasal discharge
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Dental pain
  • Bad breath

We Can Offer Lasting Relief

What is in office balloon sinus dilation (Balloon Sinuplasty)?

Balloon Sinuplasty™ is a minimally invasive treatment for chronic or recurrent sinusitis, which has been clinically proven to be safe, and can greatly enhance the quality of your life. Balloon Sinuplasty™ uses an endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients with sinusitis.

Convenient, Comfortable & Cost Effective

Balloon sinus dilation maintains open sinus passages, creating long-term release from issues stemming from sinusitis. Many studies reveal patients have lessened facial pain, better sleep quality, decreased use of antibiotics, fewer doctor visits, and performing day-to-day activities became far easier, both at home and at work.

The procedure is performed in our office and usually takes fewer than 45 minutes. Most patients are back to normal activities within the next day or two. Your insurance coverage might lower the cost of the procedure, based on your individual plan.

How does balloon sinus dilation work to treat chronic or recurrent sinusitis?

In chronic and recurrent sinusitis, congested sinus routes can stop drainage and prevent healing. If repeated courses of antibiotics and other medications cannot resolve symptoms or relieve inflammation, balloon sinus dilation might be the most effective treatment option.

How long does the balloon sinus dilation procedure take?

The length of the procedure depends on the condition(s) and the anatomy of the patient. Please expect about one and a half to two hours in the office, this allows time for pretreatment, preparation, and post-treatment examination. Ask us for more details about your specific procedure.

What are the benefits of an in office balloon sinus dilation procedure?

You can avoid the drawbacks, expenses, and risks related to general anesthesia by having office-based treatments done under local anesthetic versus in a hospital operating room setting.

How quickly after treatment can I return to normal activities?

Most patients can get back to their regular routine within a day. Following treatment, your doctor might advise not engaging in any particularly demanding tasks (like heavy lifting) for a week after the procedure.

Are there any potential risks and complications associated with balloon sinus dilation?

Balloon sinus dilation has potential risks and side effects, just like any other medical procedure. At your consultation, your doctor will go over any possible risks from balloon sinus dilation.

Over the past twelve years, we have already completed hundreds of cases and our patients report a very high patient satisfaction rate with this technique. Patients are permanently free of sinusitis and there are no incisions made in the process!

The process is relatively simple; it is essentially an angioplasty (a surgery to open blocked arteries and restore blood flow), but for sinus drainage channels. Balloon Sinuplasty™ uses balloon dilation to open the channels rather than cutting them. Our patients typically return back to work within a day or two. The majority of our patients say they feel better right away after the surgery and continue to get better over time.

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