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Balloon Sinuplasty Specialist

Lake Grove ENT

Board Certified Otolaryngologist & Otolaryngologic Allergy located in Lake Oswego, OR

About 30 million American adults have been diagnosed with sinusitis. In many cases, sinusitis is a chronic issue that limits quality of life. Fortunately, with balloon sinuplasty, you don’t have to live with blocked sinuses any longer. At Lake Grove ENT in Lake Oswego, Oregon, the team of world-class ENT specialists offers balloon sinuplasty in the office. The procedure is a great alternative to traditional sinus surgery, with minimal downtime. Book your consultation online or call the office now.

Balloon Sinuplasty Q & A

What is balloon sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive treatment that unblocks your sinuses. The in-office treatment may help if you have chronic sinusitis that doesn't get better with medication. 

Unlike traditional sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty requires no incisions or bone loss. The minimally invasive approach typically means reduced pain, minimal bleeding, less swelling, fewer bruises, and reduced infection risk as-compared to traditional sinus surgery. 

With balloon sinuplasty, you receive local anesthesia and can go home shortly after your procedure.

Is balloon sinuplasty the right treatment for me?

Your doctor at Lake Grove ENT might recommend balloon sinuplasty if you have chronic sinusitis causing problems such as:

  • Breathing difficulties (nasal congestion)
  • Headaches
  • Coughing
  • Bad breath
  • Bad taste in your mouth

If you have a severely deviated septum, nasal polyps, or excessive tissue overgrowth inside your sinuses, your Lake Grove ENT doctor may recommend sinus surgery instead.   

How does balloon sinuplasty work?

Lake Grove ENT doctors perform this cutting-edge procedure in the office by placing a tiny catheter into your nose. After they advance the catheter into your sinus, your doctor inflates the balloon on the catheter's tip. 

As the balloon inflates, it opens and gently widens your blocked sinus so your doctor can flush it thoroughly with a saline solution. Finally, your doctor deflates the balloon and retracts the catheter. 

How long does it take to recover from balloon sinuplasty?

Although everyone is different, in general, balloon sinuplasty offers a remarkably fast recovery. In clinical studies, most people resumed their regular activities within two days of their in-office balloon sinuplasty. 

Avoid highly strenuous activities for around a week or as directed by your doctor. It's normal to have some drainage and other sinus symptoms, but these issues generally resolve quickly and won't disrupt your life. 

Is balloon sinuplasty permanent?

The procedure widens your sinuses, so balloon sinuplasty is long-lasting for most people. In clinical studies, the majority of people reported significantly fewer sinus problems and improved quality of life two years after their procedure. 

Lake Grove ENT offers in-office balloon sinuplasty to ease your nasal pain and pressure in just one procedure. To find out whether this treatment can help you, book a consultation by phone or through the online appointment maker now.