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What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Do you suffer from Chronic Sinusitis?
A Breakthrough in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective sinus procedure(1,2) for chronic sinusitis patients seeking relief from uncomfortable sinus pain symptoms.
Now Available in the ENT Office, Balloon Sinuplasty is:
- Safe & Less Invasive
- Proven Effective with Fast Recovery(1,2)
How is Balloon Sinuplasty Safe & Less Invasive?
With Balloon Sinuplasty, there is no cutting of nasal bone or tissue. More than 535,000 patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms have been treated by Ear, Nose and Throat doctors using Balloon Sinuplasty.(3)
How do patients feel after Balloon Sinuplasty?
In a study tracking patients 2 years following their Balloon Sinuplasty Sinus Surgery in the OR, most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life.(1)
How long does recovery take after Balloon Sinuplasty?
While recovery time varies with each patient, recovery is typically fast. In a study of in-office balloon dilation, most patients returned to work and normal activity within 2 days.(2)
If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to medication, or if you have recurrent acute rhinosinusitis, you may be a candidate for sinus surgery. There is now a proven, less invasive technology used by ENT doctors to treat patients with chronic and recurrent acute sinusitis.
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. And, Balloon Sinuplasty is now offered by some doctors in their office under local anesthesia, so that there is no need to go to an operating room or undergo general anesthesia.
Sinus Surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty
Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue.
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms.
Step 1: A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus.
Step 2: The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening.
Step 3: Saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out the pus and mucus.
Step 4: The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.
When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
Published clinical data in the leading ENT journals shows that it is safe and effective: patients experienced no device-related adverse events and demonstrated statistically and clinically significant improvement in their sinusitis symptoms. (4,5)
1. Weiss, Raymond L., et al. “Long-Term Outcome Analysis of Balloon Catheter Sinusotomy: Two-Year Follow-Up.” Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 139, no. 3_suppl_1, 2008, pp. S38–S46.
2. Karanfilov, Boris, et al. “Office-Based Balloon Sinus Dilation: a Prospective, Multicenter Study of 203 Patients.” International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, vol. 3, no. 5, July 2012, pp. 404–411.
3. Acclarent Procedural Data Collected on March 7, 2017
4. Karanfilov, Boris, et al. “Office-Based Balloon Sinus Dilation: a Prospective, Multicenter Study of 203 Patients.” International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, vol. 3, no. 5, July 2012, pp. 404–411.
5. Weiss, Raymond L., et al. “Long-Term Outcome Analysis of Balloon Catheter Sinusotomy: Two-Year Follow-Up.” Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 139, no. 3_suppl_1, 2008, pp. S38–S46.
Important Safety Information
Acclarent® Balloon Sinuplasty Devices are intended for use by or under the direction of a physician. Acclarent Technology has associated risks, including unintended tissue injury, infection, or possible visual injury. Consult your physician for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this procedure is right for you. The success of this procedure depends on many factors, including your physical condition and your body’s ability to tolerate the procedure. Use care in the selection of your doctors and hospital, based on their skill and experience.
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