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Service Spotlight: Balloon Sinuplasty®

Balloon Sinuplasty® is a minimally invasive procedure performed by Dr. David Greene that opens sinus passages. It relieves the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis. It utilizes a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter that is placed into the nose to reach the sinuses. The sinus balloon catheter is gradually inflated to gently restructure the previously blocked nasal passage, maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining and restoring normal sinus drainage and function.

How a Balloon Sinuplasty® Works There is minimal bleeding, and many patients have been able to return to normal activities within 24 hours. To better understand how a Balloon Sinuplasty® works, please watch the short introductory video below.

How your Sinuses play a role in your health

The sinuses are air spaces behind the bones of the upper face. They are covered with a mucus layer and cells that contain little hairs on their surfaces called cilia. These help trap and push out bacteria and pollutants.

Each sinus has an opening that allows mucous to drain - this drainage is essential to keeping your sinuses working well and you healthy. Anything that obstructs that flow may cause a buildup of mucus in the sinuses.

Experts agree that healthy sinuses are a key to a good quality of life and that unhealthy sinuses may cause some unwanted complications.

If you feel you are having symptoms of Sinusitis, we encourage you to make an appointment. Call us for an appointment with Dr. David Greene at 239-263-8444.

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Balloon Sinuplasty® Facts

Balloon Sinuplasty® received FDA clearance in 2005. Over 150,000 patients have had the procedure.

Balloon Sinuplasty® is less invasive than traditional surgery with minimal bleeding and low post-op pain.

The duration of the procedure varies based on each patient. However, in a study of more than 1,000 patients, the average procedure time in the operating room was 73 minutes.

Typically patients go home the same day that they have the procedure. While recovery time will vary from patient to patient, many people can quickly return to normal activities.

Insurance Coverage

Most insurance companies and Medicare cover Balloon Sinuplasty®. To be certain of your sinus surgery insurance coverage, contact your insurance provider or call our office and we can help determine if your policy ocvers this procedure.

To learn more about our insurance options, visit our insurance section of this website.

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