What to expect following Balloon Sinuplasty
This minimally invasive procedure can be performed either in the office or operating room depending on the patient’s anatomy.
Single or multiple sinuses openings are expanded using a retractable balloon device to allow for better airflow and less frequent sinus infections.
Access to the sinus may be performed through the nose or via the mouth and depends on the patient’s anatomy determined by office endoscopy and CT scan without contrast.
This 30-minute procedure has a minimal recovery time requiring few if any pain medications following the procedure. Antibiotics may be prescribed starting five days before and for the five days following.
The patient should be able to return to normal function and work the following day.
Complications following balloon sinuplasty are extremely rare and like any other sinus procedure involve mild bleeding, headache and injury to the orbit.
Please do not hesitate to call our office if you have any questions or concerns to speak to a member of our staff.