Balloon Catheter Dilation of the Paranasal Sinus Ostia (Balloon Sinuplasty™)
Dr. Naseri has made major contributions to the development and implementation of catheter-based therapy for the sinuses, also referred to as Balloon Sinuplasty™.
Advances in balloon catheter devices and techniques now allow Balloon Sinuplasty™ to be performed in the office setting, without deep sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Naseri is at the forefront of providing in-office therapies to patients, and co-directs an annual course to teach these techniques to other ENT physicians. He offers Balloon Sinuplasty™, as well as other in-office therapies to patients.
At the North Florida Sinus Center, we offer a range of treatments to address your sinus disease. We take pride in a conservative and methodical approach, offering surgical and non-surgical options for treatment. Balloon Sinuplasty™ is an innovative, minimally invasive procedure, but it is not appropriate for every patient. We have considerable expertise and experience and are happy to provide a second opinion consultation to determine if Balloon Sinuplasty™ is right for you.
How Does Balloon Sinuplasty™ Work?
A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus.
The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening.
Saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out the pus and mucus.
The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ In-Office
Balloon Sinuplasty is now available to eligible patients as a procedure performed in our office, under local anesthesia. Your physicians at the North Florida Sinus Center will recommend the best approach for you.
Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty™ In-Office:
- Local Anesthesia
Balloon Sinuplasty in-office is an option for patients who decline or are ineligible for general anesthesia.
- Comfortable Surroundings
Experience the procedure in the comfort of your physician’s office rather than a hospital operating room.
- High Patient Satisfaction
The majority of patients who had Balloon Sinuplasty in-Office would recommend the procedure to family and friends.
- 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’s office.
- Does Not Limit Treatment Options
This technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies or sinus surgery techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if you have progressive disease.As with use of any surgical instrument, there are risks, and results may vary from patient to patient. Talk with your doctor about your specific condition to find out if using the Balloon Sinuplasty™ system is right for you.
- Improved Recovery Time
While recovery time varies with each patient, many people can return to normal activities within 24 hours.
- Reduced Bleeding
Because, in many instances, no tissue or bone is removed when using this technology, there may be reduced bleeding associated with the procedure. As a result, the need for uncomfortable nasal packing may also be eliminated.
- Minimally Invasive
The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices that enter entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinus openings, and in many cases, without tissue or bone removal.
- Safe and Effective
While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, clinical studies have indicated the Balloon Sinuplasty™ system to be safe and effective in relieving symptoms of sinusitis.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ Video Animation
Schedule a Balloon Sinuplasty Consultation in Jacksonville, FL Today!
If you are experiencing nasal congestion, facial discomfort, nasal discharge, headache, and fatigue, and your symptoms last 12 weeks or more, you may have chronic sinusitis. Please contact our sinus treatment center at (904) 595-7475 to schedule an appointment with sinusitis specialist Dr. Iman Naseri!