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Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure used to treat sinusitis while preserving the sinus tissue. It uses a balloon over a wire catheter that dilates the sinus passageways to restore normal draining and function. Balloon sinuplasty is effective for relieving sinus infections that do not respond to medication. It can relieve symptoms such as headaches around the eyes, chronic bad breath, difficulty breathing and chronic nasal problems.
Balloon Sinuplasty can be performed in an operating room under general anesthesia or in a doctor’s office under local anesthesia.
This procedure is not appropriate for all patients with chronic or recurrent sinus infections. Ask your ENT physician if balloon sinuplasty is the right treatment for your sinusitis.