In-office balloon sinus dilation is a procedure designed to assist in the treatment of chronic or recurrent sinus disease. Unlike sinus surgery, which requires general anesthesia, in-office balloon sinus dilation is performed under local anesthesia. This is reserved for select patients with mild sinus disease who do not require traditional sinus surgery.
The principle behind in-office balloon sinus dilation is to enlarge the natural sinus drainage ports, in order to facilitate increased clearance of sinus secretions. This improves the body’s natural ability to clear infected secretions, improving the patient’s symptoms.
The entire procedure is performed through the nose using cameras and special instrumentation; therefore, the patient does not have any visible incisions or bruising after the procedure.
The recovery time after in-office balloon sinus dilation is rapid. Patients can return to work in one day with little downtime. Patients are routinely seen 1 week after their procedure to assess their post-operative state. No packing is used after the procedure in order to maximize patient comfort.
If you would like to learn more about in-office balloon sinus dilation, feel free to contact us for further assessment and treatment.