Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonials

With over 535,0001 patients who have been helped with Balloon Sinuplasty, and hundreds more experiencing it each day, there are many success stories showing it to be a safe and effective procedure that can provide real relief from painful sinusitis symptoms.

Some of these former chronic sinusitis patients suffered repeated sinus infections, and many of them tried multiple sinus treatments, including over-the-counter (OTC) medications and antibiotics, before they experienced Balloon Sinuplasty. They have found symptom relief, better quality of life, and more active lifestyles following the procedure.

Here are just a few of the success stories shared by patients who have benefited from Balloon Sinuplasty. If you have a success story to tell, please share your story.

Marshall Faulk, NFL MVP, Superbowl Champion, Broadcaster

“After my NFL football career, when I wasn’t working out every day of my life, my sinus problems started to magnify. When I was at work broadcasting, I started having severe post nasal drip and started taking allergy medicine and using nasal pumps.

I was trying just about anything, all kinds of homeopathic remedies and teas. I literally tried it all. I tried a hyperbaric chamber to see if I could get more oxygen by sleeping in one of those things. None of it worked.

It’s crazy that it was such a simple procedure to get done, to fix something that I struggled with for a long time.

After surgery, there was not a lot of recovery time, and when I think about how I feel now and how I’m capable of breathing, it was an easy decision.

I tell others that Balloon Sinuplasty is a must!”

James C., Balloon Sinuplasty Patient

After his sinus symptoms got increasingly worse over a period of five years, James decided he needed to do something about it. He started with over-the-counter medications. When those ceased to work, he sought his doctor’s help. At first he visited his doctor twice a year, then four times, and eventually he was visiting him monthly in hopes of keeping his sinus symptoms in check. 

Looking for a more long-lasting solution, James met with an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and eventually had an in-office balloon sinuplasty procedure. Five months later, he couldn’t be happier with the results. 

“The painful pressure in my face and headaches are gone,” James states, “It really made a difference in my life.” 


Note: Results may vary


1. Acclarent Procedural Data Collected on March 7, 2017


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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