Baloon Sinuplasty


Key issues:

  1. Minimum risk or complications
  2. Less bleeding, pain or scarring
  3. No nasal packing
  4. Minimum post-operative care
  5. Overall safety and success of the operation

Duration of hospitalization: 1 day
Post-op recovery: 1 day after discharge from hospital
Fit to fly (after operation): 1 day after procedure
Cutting edge in:

  1. Availability of modern technology
  2. Very experienced surgeons to avoid risk and complication.
  3. Excellent post-operative care.
  4. Fully equipped to deal with any complication.

Surgeon: Dr. Sriprakash Vinnakota MS ENT

What are the benefits of using Balloon Sinuplasty?

Safe and effective – While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, studies demonstrate that the Balloon Sinuplasty system is safe and effective in relieving symptoms of sinusitis.
Minimally invasive – The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices introduced entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinuses.
Reduced bleeding – In many cases, no tissue or bone is removed during surgery using this technology, because of this there is reduced bleeding. As a result, the need for uncomfortable nasal packing is also be eliminated.
Fast recovery time – While recovery time varies with each patient,  patients will return to normal activities within 24 hours.
Does not limit treatment options – The Balloon Sinuplasty technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies and/or surgical techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if a patient has progressive disease.

Balloon Sinuplasty technologyis a FDA-approved, endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. It's similar to angioplasty; the procedure heart surgeons use to clear out clogged coronary arteries.The technology uses a small, flexible Sinus Balloon Catheter to open up blocked sinus openings, restoring normal sinus drainage, ventilation and function. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the sinus canals while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.


Steps in using the Balloon Sinuplasty technology
The technology is used by qualified Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgeons

Step 1
Using the Balloon Sinuplasty system, your surgeon gently places a Sinus Guide Catheter and a flexible Sinus Guidewire through the nostrils to access the target sinus and then a Sinus Balloon Catheter is advanced over the Sinus Guidewire
Step 2
The Sinus Balloon Catheter is positioned across the blocked ostium and gently inflated.
Step 3
The Balloon Sinuplasty system is removed, leaving an open sinus passageway and restoring normal drainage and function.


What is "Balloon SinuplastyTM"?
It is a advanced procedure where a balloon catheter is used to surgically repair the sinus ostia during a FESS procedure. FESS is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to open up air cells and sinus ostia (openings) in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis.


What are the Balloon SinuplastyTM devices?
The Balloon SinuplastyTM devices are FDA-cleared, endoscopic, catheter-based tools specifically designed to be used in sinus surgery. The Sinus Balloon Catheter is gradually inflated to gently restructure the previously blocked nasal passage, maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining and restoring normal sinus drainage, ventilation and function.


Does surgery with the Balloon SinuplastyTM technology work?
Yes. Balloon SinuplastyTM technology is safe and effective in dilating sinus openings and give excellent results when done in properly indicated patients.
Patients treated with balloon dilation may still require conventional sinus surgery.

In a small group of very selected patients, the use of balloon dilation technology alone may eliminate the need for other surgical procedures.


Are the Balloon SinuplastyTM devices safe?
Yes. While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, clinical studies have indicated the Balloon SinuplastyTM technology to be safe. Furthermore, balloon catheter technology has been used successfully in other medical procedures such as balloon angioplasty for the heart.
How long does symptom relief lasts after surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology?
Results vary by individual. Published clinical data has shown that it lasts long.
How do sinus openings stay open after surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology?
Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology dilates sinus openings or ostia by pushing aside bones which comprise the sinus ostia. Moving bone remodels the sinus ostia, creating wider openings.


How long does surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty technology takes?
The duration of the procedure varies by individual situations. It takes half an hour to one hour. None of the patient required an overnight stay at the hospital.
Will I require general anesthesia for surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology?
Most patients undergo general anesthesia for sinus surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology, but some patients have had the procedure under local anesthesia


How long does it take to recover from a typical surgery using the Balloon SinuplastyTM system?
Because the system is minimally invasive it is typically used in an outpatient setting. While recovery time will vary from patient to patient, many people can return to normal activities within 24 hours after surgery.


Does surgery with Balloon SinuplastyTM devices limit my treatment options?
No. Balloon SinuplastyTM devices are endoscopic tools used within FESS and may be used with other medical therapies. They do not limit future treatment options for patients with progressive disease.


Are Balloon SinuplastyTM devices right for me?
If you suffer from sinusitis, and medical therapy has not been effective in relieving your symptoms, you need evaluation by skilled ENT surgeon with Nasal Endoscopy and CT scan which suggests whether you are suitable candidate for this technology or not.
Are Balloon Sinuplasty™ devices covered by Insurance?
No. it is not covered by insurance in India. To be certain of your coverage, contact your insurance provider to find out your specific coverage policy.



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