Sinusitis & Balloon Sinuplasty FAQs
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective 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, ENT doctors open inflamed sinuses in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Balloon Sinuplasty allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, it does not include removal of bone or tissue from the nose.
The benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty include:
More than 150,000 patients have been treated safely with Balloon Sinuplasty.
Over 95% of patients who’ve had the procedure say they would have it again. (1)
While recovery time varies with each patient, people can quickly return to normal activities. (2)
If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics, you may be a candidate for sinus surgery. There is now a less invasive option used by ENT doctors to treat chronic sinusitis that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life. Take advantage of this new procedure, make and appointment today.
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective procedure for chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications and are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms. Not sure if you are one of these people? Take this sinusitis quiz to get a better idea.
What are the benefits of having in-office Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office is an option for patients who decline or are ineligible for general anesthesia.
While recovery time varies with each patient, most patients who undergo the in-office procedure can return to normal activities and work within 2 days. (1)
Experience the procedure in the comfort of your physician’s office rather than a hospital operating room.
High Patient Satisfaction
100% percent of patients who had Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office would recommend the procedure to their family and friends. (2)
Potential for Significant Cost Savings
Some eligible patients may have lower out-of-pocket costs if the procedure is performed in a lower cost of care setting, such as a physician office.
Will Insurance Cover Nasal Surgery?
Insurance usually does not cover cosmetic surgery. However, surgery to correct or improve breathing function, major deformity, or injury is frequently covered in whole or in part. Patients should obtain cost information from their surgeons and discuss with their insurance carrier prior to surgery.
- ORIOS I, office-based dilation, Data on file at Acclarent.
- Wynn R, Vaughn W. “Post-Operative Pain After FESS with Balloon Sinuplasty.”AAO, 2006.
- ORIOS II. Data on file at Acclarent.
- Albritton, F et al. Feasibility of in-office endoscopic sinus surgery with balloon sinus dilation. Am J Rhinol Allergy, 2012 (26): 1-6. (n=21).
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