Balloon Sinuplasty

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Why did I wait?

For many years I have suffered from chronic bronchial issues and sinus issues that lead to an abundance of treatment or even hospitalization. I was terrified but after much deliberation and discussion, I finally decided to take the leap. Dr. Rodman and her team were quick to settle my fears and moved swiftly through their plan to help me overcome years of struggles related to sinuses. Today… everything tastes better, I can smell, I can hear, and I have no sinus or bronchial issues.

Thank you, Dr. R!

Janis N.

Balloon Sinuplasty is new development in the treatment of sinus disease. This procedure is done in the office and relieves the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis. It is used by surgeons to safely and effectively treat chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications such as antibiotics, nasal steroids, or over-thecounter (OTC) drugs, and are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms.

Similar to how angioplasty uses balloons to open blocked arteries, Balloon Sinuplasty, a system of catheter-based instruments, opens blocked sinuses. With Balloon Sinuplasty, a specially-designed catheter is inserted into the nose to reach the blocked sinus cavity. A small balloon is slowly inflated, which widens and restructures the walls of the sinus passage, helping to drain mucus from the blocked sinus and restore normal sinus drainage without cutting and with minimal bleeding. This approach also preserves the natural structure of the sinuses.

The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery. It allows most patients to return to normal activities quickly within 48 Hours. In Dr Rodman’s office, the procedure is done with local anesthesia and intravenous sedation so the patient is comfortable throughout the procedure.