Balloon sinuplasty in a non-invasive alternative to sinus surgery. Balloon sinuplasty technology is an endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from chronic sinusitis.
The FDA-cleared technology uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices that enter entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinus openings, and in many cases this is done without tissue or bone removal. While recovery times can vary, this technology allows many people to quickly return to their normal activities.
Dr. Kristin Egan works in partnership with one of the leading manufacturers of this new technology-Acclarent.
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