Midwest Sinus Center

Balloon Sinuplasty & Sinus Stenting

According to Acclarent (an innovator in the balloon sinuplasty equipment and technology), a physician will 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. Sinuses are opened in the same way that doctors open up blocked arteries during a balloon angioplasty. The technology is minimally invasive and safe.

This is a procedure that can be performed in the doctor's office, with local anesthesia, which can allow patients to have a speedier recovery and get back to their normal lives much more quickly.