Do you have recurring sinus pain or pressure?
Symptoms of sinusitis include facial pain or pressure, nasal obstruction, and nasal discharge. The physicians of Central California Ear, Nose & Throat are proud to offer advanced treatments for sinusitis including minimally invasive balloon assisted sinus surgery. This technique uses a tiny balloon to restore normal drainage and function to diseased sinuses with minimal discomfort, reducing the need for nasal packing and permitting return to normal daily activities within 24-48 hours.
In some cases, it is possible to perform balloon assisted sinus surgery under local anesthesia in the office without undergoing a general anesthetic in the operating room.
If you suffer from chronic sinus problems, be sure to ask about new minimally invasive techniques. Schedule a consultation to see if balloon assisted sinus surgery is right for you.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology is a FDA-cleared, endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The technology uses a small, flexible, Sinus Balloon Catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage and function. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty
When performing balloon sinuplasty, one of the physicians from CCENT will insert a catheter through the opening of the nose into the sinus opening and then thread a sinus guide wire into the targeted sinus, providing light transmission and illumination that will help the doctor ensure correct placement of the guide catheter. Once access to the intended location is confirmed, a balloon catheter is introduced into the sinus cavity and inflated to open the narrow or blocked passage. Simple. No tissue removal. No bleeding. No pain.
Step 1. A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus.
Step 2. The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening.
Step 3. Saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out the pus and mucus.
Step 4. The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.