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Balloon Sinuplasty

ENT Specialists

ENTs and Allergy Clinics located in Salt Lake City, UT; Murray, UT; Tooele, UT; Draper, UT; & West Jordan, UT

Sinusitis, inflammation of the sinus cavity, affects 37 million people a year in the United States. To relieve the symptoms caused by chronic sinusitis, including congestion and headaches, the experienced team at ENT Specialists in Salt Lake City, Murray, Draper and Tooele, Utah,  performs balloon sinuplasty. To schedule a consultation to learn more about balloon sinuplasty and how it can help you, call the office or book an appointment using the online tool.

Balloon Sinuplasty Q & A

What is balloon sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty, also called balloon sinuplasty of the maxillary, frontal and/or sphenoid sinus, is a minimally invasive procedure the team at ENT Specialists performs to treat conditions that affect the health and function of the sinus cavity. 

Your sinus cavity is the air-filled space in your forehead, behind your nose, and inside your cheekbones. The sinus cavity is part of your upper respiratory system and connects your nose and throat. 

During the procedure, your board-certified physician at ENT Specialists places a small deflated balloon into your sinus cavity and then inflates the balloon for several seconds to open and widen the sinus cavity. 

Am I a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty?

The experienced team at ENT Specialists conducts comprehensive evaluations when you come to the office seeking help for your sinus condition. Your provider may recommend balloon sinuplasty if you suffer from acute or chronic sinusitis that causes symptoms such as:

  • Pain
  • Sleepless nights
  • Headaches
  • Congestion

If your sinusitis is affecting your quality of life, contact ENT Specialists to schedule an evaluation to see if a balloon sinuplasty is right for you.

What happens during balloon sinuplasty?

The team at ENT Specialists develops individualized balloon sinuplasty treatment plans and reviews the details during your consultation so you know what to expect. Balloon sinuplasty is a painless, minimally invasive outpatient procedure done without general anesthesia.

Though you shouldn’t experience any pain during your balloon sinuplasty, many patients experience anxiety before the procedure. To ease your nerves and fears, the team may prescribe anti-anxiety medication for you to take prior to the procedure.

How long does it take to recover from balloon sinuplasty?

Most patients recover from their balloon sinuplasty in a few hours. Though the team may recommend you take it easy after the minimally invasive procedure, you should be able to resume your usual activities by the following day.

To support the healing process, the team at ENT Specialists provides you with a nasal spray that you need to use several times throughout the day. They also schedule a follow-up appointment two weeks after your procedure to monitor the healing process. 

Balloon sinuplasty is a simple, painless procedure that provides relief from sinus symptoms. Call ENT Specialists or book an appointment online today to learn more.