Balloon Sinuplasty for chronically blocked sinuses

I hadn’t heard of Balloon Sinuplasty until this week but it seems lots of people need it. Symptoms of chronic sinus include pain, headache, fever, cough, decreased sense of smell, bad breath, fatigue, pus in the nasal cavity. These symptoms can persist for weeks and even months.

Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology is a FDA-cleared, endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The technology uses a small, flexible, Sinus Balloon Catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage and function. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.

How does it work?

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) 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. This is the same concept that heart surgeons utilize to open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty.

 Watch the videos, they’re really interesting.