Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP)
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 or recurrent acute sinusitis. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
The following illustrations show how Balloon Sinuplasty opens a blocked left maxillary sinus:
Step 1. A soft, flexible guidewire is inserted into the blocked sinus
Step 2. The balloon is advanced over the guidewire and is inflated to gently expand the sinus opening
Step 3. Fluid is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out any pus or mucus.
Step 4. The balloon is removed, leaving the sinuses open.
Most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life through 2 years following surgery.1
*It is important to note that Balloon sinuplasty and FESS do not CURE sinusitis as this is a chronic disease. These procedures do, however, improve the ability to treat the condition and reduce symptoms and rates of infection.
Important Safety Information
Balloon Sinuplasty Technology is intended for use by or under the direction of a physician. Balloon Sinuplasty Technology has associated risks, including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, or possible optic injury. Consult your physician for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this procedure is right for you.
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- Weiss, et al. “Long-term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: Two-year follow-up.” Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2008, Vol. 139, pp. S38-S46.