Clinical studies show up to 60% of sinusitis sufferers do not get relief with medication. Approved by Health Canada, Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective “minimally invasive” procedure for chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications and are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms.
With Balloon Sinuplasty, an ENT surgeon opens inflamed sinuses in the same way Cardiologists open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. A tiny balloon is placed into the nose to reach the blocked sinuses and then inflated to restructure the sinus opening. The procedure is safe, effective and has a quick recovery, typically patients go home the same day that they have the procedure.
The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, yet effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. With a low complication rate, minimal bleeding and low post-op pain, Balloon Sinuplasty allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. Unlike traditional sinus surgery, it does not remove bone or tissue from the nose. Balloon Sinuplasty may be used with other medical therapies, and does not limit future treatment options for patients.