What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

A Breakthrough in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective sinus procedure(1,2) for chronic sinusitis patients seeking relief from uncomfortable sinus pain symptoms.

Now Available in the ENT Office, Balloon Sinuplasty is:

  • Safe & Less Invasive
  • Proven Effective with Fast Recovery(1,2)

  • How is Balloon Sinuplasty Safe & Less Invasive?
    With Balloon Sinuplasty, there is no cutting of nasal bone or tissue. More than 535,000 patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms have been treated by ear, nose and throat doctors using Balloon Sinuplasty.(3)

    How do patients feel after Balloon Sinuplasty?
    In a study tracking patients 2 years following their Balloon Sinuplasty Sinus Surgery in the OR, most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life.(1)

    How long does recovery take after Balloon Sinuplasty?
    While recovery time varies with each patient, recovery is typically fast. In a study of in-office balloon dilation, most patients returned to work and normal activity within 2 days.(2)

    Ready to talk to an ear, nose and throat doctor near you about Balloon Sinuplasty?

    If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to medication, or if you have recurrent acute rhinosinusitis, you may be a candidate for sinus surgery. There is now a proven, less invasive technology used by ENT doctors to treat patients with chronic and recurrent acute sinusitis.

    With Balloon Sinuplasty, ENT doctors open inflamed sinuses in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Balloon Sinuplasty allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, it does not include removal of bone or tissue from the nose. And, Balloon Sinuplasty is now offered by some doctors in their office under local anesthesia, so that there is no need to go to an operating room or undergo general anesthesia.

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    1. Weiss, Raymond L., et al. “Long-Term Outcome Analysis of Balloon Catheter Sinusotomy: Two-Year Follow-Up.” Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 139, no. 3_suppl_1, 2008, pp. S38–S46.
    2. Karanfilov, Boris, et al. “Office-Based Balloon Sinus Dilation: a Prospective, Multicenter Study of 203 Patients.” International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, vol. 3, no. 5, July 2012, pp. 404–411.
    3. Acclarent Procedural Data Collected on March 7, 2017


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