Balloon Sinuplasty

When medical treatment has not provided sufficient relief for chronic or recurrent sinusitis or sinus infections, this minimally invasive method (balloon sinuplasty) is utilized. The sinuses are dilated with the help of a small balloon inserted through the nose during this procedure.

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I had a balloon sinuplasty procedure five weeks ago. The CT scan showed obstruction. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My question concerns the balloon sinuplasty procedure I had nearly five weeks ago. The doctor widened the opening of my maxillary sinuses, as the CT scan showed obstruction. Is it possible for the procedure to enlarge it too much? I am asking because I feel that it is now too wide, plus i...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The doctor would not have done too much widening. Only adequate widening is done. Further, it is not mechanically possible to do too much widening because bone removal is needed, which can be accomplished by surgery only, not a balloon. It i...  Read Full »

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