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What is a balloon sinuplasty for sinusitis?

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Balloon sinuplasty is a type of sinus surgery. If your doctor doesn’t need to remove anything from your sinuses, you may be a good candidate for it.

The doctor puts a thin tube into your nose. Attached at one end of it is a small balloon. Your doctor guides the balloon to the blocked area inside your nose and inflates it. This helps clear the passageway so your sinuses can drain better and you won’t be so congested.

From: Do I Need Surgery for Sinusitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Sinus Information.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chronis Sinusitis: Symptoms and Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System: “St. Francis Sinus Surgery.”

American Rhinologic Society: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 07, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Sinus Information.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chronis Sinusitis: Symptoms and Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System: “St. Francis Sinus Surgery.”

American Rhinologic Society: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 07, 2018

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