Balloon Sinuplasty for Chronic Sinusitis and Nasal Allergies

Good News for People with Chronic Sinusitis

The signs and symptoms of sinusitis are readily recognized by the 29.4 million Americans who suffer with acute and chronic sinus problems. Most people learn to live with the symptoms. They rely on medications — decongestants, antihistamines— to relieve the worst of the pain, pressure, and respiratory issues.

Do you suffer from:

  • Sinus pain
  • Facial pressure
  • Headaches
  • Congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Sore ears
  • Irritated eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Fatigue

If you are one of these sinus sufferers, there's good news. Balloon Sinuplasty, an innovative, new procedure, may help to you breathe easier through allergy season and year round.

An Innovative Approach To Restoring Function To Nasal Passages

Balloon Sinuplasty opens clogged nasal passages using a small thin tube, called a catheter, with a balloon at the end. As illustrated below, the balloon catheter is positioned in the blocked sinus. During Balloon Sinuplasty, the balloon is gently inflated, opening the blocked sinus, restoring normal function, and offering immediate relief.

    • Balloon Sinuplasty at Methodist Health System for chronic sinusitis and nasal allergies

      Step 1. A soft flexible
      guide is gently inserted
      through the nostril.

    • Balloon Sinuplasty at Methodist Health System for chronic sinusitis and nasal allergies

      Step 2. The balloon
      catheter is moved into
      the blocked passageway
      and gently inflated.

    • Balloon Sinuplasty at Methodist Health System for chronic sinusitis and nasal allergies

      Step 3. The balloon is
      then deflated and
      removed, leaving an
      open sinus passageway,
      and restoring normal
      drainage and function.

Unlike conventional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty offers significant advantages:

  • Minimally invasive
  • No incisions or cutting
  • No bruises or swelling
  • Less bleeding
  • No nasal packing
  • Faster recovery
  • Significantly less pain

Many patients report Balloon Sinuplasty to be virtually painless, and recover fully within 24 hours.

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Right for You?

Call Methodist Health System at 214-947-0015 or 1-877-628-7475 to find out if Balloon Sinuplasty may be right for you. We'll put you in touch with an ENT specialist who is specially trained in the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure and may be able to put you on the road to easier breathing.