This is a very useful treatment for sinusitis. It is a minimally invasive technique whereby the blocked or narrowed natural sinus drainage channels of the nose and face can be enlarged and restored by carefully inserting a small surgical balloon into the drainage channel. The balloon is inflated and it enlarges the blocked channel restoring its patency and improving the patient’s sinus symptoms.
It may be carried out in conjunction with another surgical procedure of the nose such as a Septoplasty or Endoscopic sinus surgery, depending on the problems present. It can be carried out under local or general anaesthesia. My patients are usually very pleased with the outcome of the surgery and experience considerable benefit from it.