In office balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive treatment for chronic and or recurrent sinusitis.
Dr DeLorio uses a small balloon to expand the sinus opening to restore normal sinus drainage. Balloon sinuplasty is a very comfortable procedure performed in the office under local anesthesia. Balloon sinuplasty offers instant and long lasting relief. The Accent Sinus Center and Dr DeLorio are the only ENT practice in the state of New Jersey to be awarded the Entellus Center of Excellence. We share our expertise in office based sinus care and balloon sinus procedures with physicians from around the country. The Accent Sinus Center is a national leader in office based treatment of sinus disease.
What is Sinusitis?
Sinusitis is a common condition that afflicts over 35 million Americans every year.
The sinuses are air-filled spaces behind the forehead, cheeks, and eyes. In healthy sinuses, mucus drains out and air is able to circulate. Sinusitis describes a swelling (inflammation) of the sinuses that can lead to blockages and prevent
mucous from draining properly. This can lead to infection.
What are the Benefits of In Office Balloon sinus dilation?
Balloon sinus dilation is less invasive and maintains the normal anatomy to prevent scar tissue and disruption of normal sinus function.
It is done under local anesthesia and thus avoids the risks and recovery from General anesthesia.
Recovery last 1-3 days verses 2-4 weeks for traditional sinus surgery.
Balloon sinus dilation offers tremendous cost savings compared to traditional surgery performed in a hospital or surgery center under general anesthesia.
The risks of complications are much less with balloon treatment.
How Does It Work?
Chronic and recurrent sinusitis is caused by poor sinus dainage and thickening of the lining of the sinus. By dilating the sinus opening, the sinus drains normally and allows the sinus lining to return to normal.
How Long does it Take?
Procedure length varies but you should expect to spend 30-45 minutes in the office to allow for adequate anesthesia time. The procedure itself takes around 15-20 minutes
What kind of anesthesia do you use?
A combination of a pre treatment medication and topically applied medication in the office allow for a very comfortable experience. However highly anxious patients or children can be treated in the operating room under sedation.
When can I return to normal activity?
Patients typically return to normal activity in 24-48 hours. We recommend no extreme exertion such as diving, sky diving and surfing 7-14 days. We routinely perform procedures on Friday so that our patients can return to work on Monday!
What are the Risks and complications?
Risks and complications depend on the sinuses treated. Dr DeLorio will discuss your specific procedure with you in detail. Balloon sinus dilation is a safer procedure than traditional sinus surgery.
Who is a candidate?
Most patients with chronic sinusitis benefit from this technology. It can also be combined with other procedures to obtain the best results.