What Is the Procedure Like To Experience?
A Balloon Sinuplasty is not a painful or difficult procedure. You will be resting comfortably on a reclined treatment chair, and will be relaxed and comfortable, with IV sedation. The nasal passages are numbed with anesthetic.
Once numbed, an endoscope (thin tube with a bright light on the end) is inserted so your ENT can evaluate the blockages and place the balloon correctly. A balloon catheter is then inserted through the nostril into the blocked area and inflated to open the passage. Your procedure will be pain-free, but you will feel pressure, which is reasonably easy to experience. A saline spray is used to clean away remaining mucus and other material, and the balloon is then deflated and removed. The procedure is now complete, and you are free to return home, with no need for a stay in the hospital or a stressful and painful recovery.