Balloon Sinuplasty
frequently asked questions

Here are some commonly asked questions and their answers pertaining to the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure

It is important to talk to your ENT about all of your sinus treatment options and ask what type of sinus therapy is best for you. If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, and sinus medications have not been effective in relieving your symptoms, you may be a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon Sinuplasty is a minor procedure that opens blocked sinus pathways by placing and inflating a small balloon-like catheter into the obstructed area. The balloon is then removed, leaving the pathway opened and allowing your sinuses to work properly, and once again flush out bacteria, putting an end to your sinusitis symptoms.

Why should I choose Balloon Sinuplasty over Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

Endoscopic sinus surgery is invasive and has a long recovery time, lasting weeks or months.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, which is irreversible, also requires the permanent removal of bone and tissue from your face. While this procedure is commonly the treatment recommended by physicians, a minimally-invasive option may bring you similar results without the pain and long road to recovery.

Will my insurance company pay for this? What about if I have Medicare?

Most insurance companies and Medicare cover Balloon Sinuplasty if considered medically reasonable and necessary. To be certain of your level of insurance coverage, contact your insurance provider to find out your specific policy.

How successful is the procedure?

96% of patients undergoing a Balloon Sinuplasty procedure have reported a drastic improvement in sinusitis symptoms. In addition, Balloon Sinuplasty is minimally invasive, quick, taking an hour or potentially less, and not associated with the risks or complications of surgery

How do I know if I'm a candidate for this procedure?

Dr. Mark Harrison is experienced with working with patients like you who have chronic or recurrent sinusitis and want to experience relief. He has successfully helped countless patients avoid surgery and regain the ability to live without the symptoms that come with having sinusitis.

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Find out if you're a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty, which greatly reduces the suffering experienced by chronic sinusitis patients.

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