If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis there is now a less invasive treatment that is clinically proven to be safe and effective and may improve the quality of your life. 1
Balloon sinus dilation technology is an innovative and gentle treatment for chronic and recurrent sinusitis. The minimally invasive procedure is performed under local anaesthetic using a small, flexible sinus balloon catheter. This is inserted into the sinus through the nose to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage. 1
When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the blocked ostium (passageway) while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining. This means there is no need for cutting or tissue removal which is common in other sinus surgery techniques. When the balloon is deflated and removed, it leaves the ostium open allowing for long-lasting relief. 1
1Chandra RK, Kern RC, Cutler JL, Welch KC, Russell PT. REMODEL larger cohort with long-term outcomes and meta-analysis of standalone balloon dilation studies. Laryngoscope. July 2015. DOI: 10.1002/lary.25507.