What Is the Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure?
The procedure takes about an hour to complete. First, IV sedation is administered. Local anesthetic is applied to the breathing passages to numb the area. A balloon catheter is then inserted into the nostril to access the blocked area, and inflated. The nasal passage will also be rinsed and flushed with saline to remove any remaining mucus or infected material. The balloon is deflated and gently removed, and the procedure is complete.