Frequently Asked Quesitons - Balloon Sinuplasty

What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

If your sinus problems keep coming back, and medicines aren't helping, Balloon Sinuplasty might work for you. It's a simple procedure that opens up your sinuses without cutting any bone or tissue to help you breathe better and drain mucus.

Does Balloon Sinuplasty really Work?

Almost all patients, 93% in fact, who had the Balloon Sinuplasty treatment saw big improvements in their sinus issues. If you want to know more about how this works and what it could do for you, check out the FAQ page at

Is Balloon Sinuplasty painful?

Balloon Sinuplasty is usually a simpler and less painful option compared to regular sinus surgery. It's done with local anesthesia to numb the area and reduce any discomfort. Make sure to talk to your doctor about any worries you have regarding pain, so they can give you a clearer idea of what to expect both during and after the treatment.

Is Balloon Sinuplasty a permanent solution?

While studies have shown that the benefits of the procedure can last for years after treatment, Balloon Sinuplasty addresses the physical obstructions contributing to sinusitis. It does not cure all the underlying causes of sinus infections. Consult with your healthcare provider to determine if Balloon Sinuplasty is a suitable and potentially lasting solution for your sinusitis concerns.

What is the Balloon Sinuplasty recovery experience like?

How quickly you get back to your usual activities after Balloon Sinuplasty can vary from person to person. However, most people find they can go back to their normal routine within 24 to 48 hours after the procedure.

Are there any long-term side effects associated with Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon Sinuplasty is a simpler option with fewer complications and side effects compared to traditional sinus surgery. But like any medical procedure, there are still some risks involved. It's important to talk to your doctor to see if there are any special risks for you with this procedure.

How long does the procedure take?

Expect to spend about one and a half to two hours in our office for everything, including pre-treatment and post-treatment. How long the procedure itself takes depends on your specific health situation.

Is Balloon Sinuplasty covered by insurance?

Most insurance companies, including Medicare, will cover Balloon Sinuplasty if it's considered medically needed. To get the exact details about what your insurance covers, it's best to talk directly to your insurance provider.

How much does Balloon Sinuplasty cost?

To get the most accurate cost details for the procedure, you should talk to both the healthcare provider doing the procedure and your insurance company. They can give you specific information about what your insurance covers and any costs you might need to pay yourself.