Balloon Sinuplasty In Office (BSPIO): A Noninvasive Solution to Sinus Headaches, Sinus Pressure, and Chronic Sinusitis.

October 1, 2018 | , ,

Graphic of the human head with one side showing the inner workings of a healthy sinus and the other of sinusitis

Sinusitis, also called rhinosinusitis, affects about 1 in 8 adults annually and generally occurs when viruses or bacteria infect the sinuses (often during a cold) and begin to multiply. Part of the body’s reaction to the infection causes the sinus lining to swell, blocking the channels that drain the sinuses. This causes mucus and pus to fill up the nose and sinus cavities.

Balloon Sinuplasty is a surgical procedure that is designed to bring relief to patients suffering from sinusitis. For individuals who have tried medications unsuccessfully and often develop sinus infections for prolonged periods, this is often the one treatment that yields results. Sinusitis symptoms can be extremely painful and cause significant discomfort. Balloon Sinuplasty came as a great relief to many patients who have experienced prolonged discomfort.

During the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure, doctors will open the inflamed sinuses using local anesthesia. However, the procedure is not as invasive as traditional sinus surgery, since there is no cutting of bone or tissue. Since the procedure is only minimally-invasive, you can return to your daily activities much faster after the surgery. The recovery process is much faster since the surgery does not involve cutting or removing bone tissue.

Balloon Sinuplasty is extremely safe with over 375,000 patients being treated successfully since 2005. The procedure has been proven effective since a huge number of these patients report the massive improvement in their sinus symptoms and better quality of life in the first two years of surgery. Recovery time may vary from one patient to another, but there is no doubt that Balloon Sinuplasty offers the fastest recovery period compared to other surgical procedures for treating the same condition. The balloon dilation procedure allows patients to go back to normal activities as soon as two days after. More than 35,000 procedures have been performed successfully in office.

Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office (BSPIO)

  Local Anesthesia
Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office is an option for patients who decline or are ineligible for general anesthesia.

  Fast Recovery
While recovery time varies with each patient, most patients who undergo the in-office procedure can return to normal activities and work within 2 days.

  Comfortable Surroundings
Experience the procedure in the comfort of your physician’s office rather than a hospital operating room.

  High Patient Satisfaction
The majority of patients who had Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office would recommend the procedure to family and friends.

  Potential for Significant Cost Savings
Some eligible patients may have lower out-of-pocket costs if the procedure is performed in a lower cost of care setting, such as a physician office.

If you are interested in learning more, contact the team at Michigan ENT and Allergy Specialists to schedule your consult (616) 994-2770.

Source: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (


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