Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery - Balloon Sinuplasty

Central California Ear, Nose & Throat Medical Group (CCENT) is now providing minimally invasive surgical treatment for patients with chronic sinusitis.

Do you have recurring sinus pain or pressure? Symptoms of sinusitis include facial pain or pressure, nasal obstruction, and nasal discharge. The physicians of Central California Ear, Nose & Throat are proud to offer advanced treatments for sinusitis including minimally invasive balloon assisted sinus surgery. This technique uses a tiny balloon to restore normal drainage and function to diseased sinuses with minimal discomfort, reducing the need for nasal packing and permitting return to normal daily activities within 24-48 hours.

In some cases, it is possible to perform balloon assisted sinus surgery under local anesthesia in the office without undergoing a general anesthetic in the operating room.   

If you suffer from chronic sinus problems, be sure to ask about new minimally invasive techniques.  Schedule a consultation to see if balloon assisted sinus surgery is right for you.

Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology is a FDA-cleared, endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The technology uses a small, flexible, Sinus Balloon Catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage and function. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.

Gain Access to the Sinus.
To gain initial sinus access, our sinus guide catheter is introduced into the nasal cavity to target the sinus ostia under endoscopic visualization. Our sinus guidewire or our sinus illumination system is introduced through the sinus guide catheter and gently advanced into the target sinus.
Inflate Balloon Across Ostium. The sinus balloon catheter is introduced over the sinus guidewire or sinus illumination system and positioned across the blocked ostium. The position of the sinus balloon catheter is confirmed and the balloon is gradually inflated to open and remodel the narrowed or blocked ostium. Deflate and Remove Balloon. The sinus balloon catheter is then deflated and removed, leaving the ostium open allowing the return of sinus drainage. There is little to no disruption to mucosal lining.

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Central California Ear, Nose & Throat Medical Group (CCENT) announces our new minimally invasive surgical treatment for chronic sinusitis Balloon Sinuplasty. Click here to learn more

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