Patients wishing to avoid the downtime involved in recovering from traditional sinus surgery may respond well to balloon sinuplasty treatment. Sinuses are opened in the same way that doctors open up blocked arteries in a patient’s heart during a balloon angioplasty. Our physicians use the latest balloon sinuplasty equipment and technology to thread a guide wire equipped with a tiny balloon into the nostrils and up to the area of blockage. They then inflate the balloon just enough to open the passageway. The technology is minimally invasive and safe, and is performed in our office under local anesthetic.