Balloon Sinuplasty™

Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that relieves the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis.

What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus lining often caused by infections and/or blockage of the sinus openings, altering normal mucus drainage.

Symptoms:

  • facial pain, pressure
  • nasal congestion or fullness
  • difficulty breathing through the nose
  • discharge of yellow or green mucus from the nose
  • teeth pain
  • loss of the sense of smell or taste
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • sore throat
  • bad breath

How does it work?
Balloon Sinuplasty uses a small, flexible balloon catheter to open inflamed sinuses. The balloon catheter is placed into the nose to reach the inflamed sinuses, and gradually inflated to restructure the previously blocked sinus passage.   The balloon is then removed, leaving the sinuses open.

If you suffer from sinusitis, and medication alone has not been effective in relieving your symptoms, you may be a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty.  Talk to your doctor, or to find a physician click here.

ENT physicians currently offering this procedure at Mercy:

Vijay Adappa, MD                                                        

Afser Shariff, MD                                                         

Vincent Toma, MD