Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic
1535 Gull Road Suite 205-B
Kalamazoo, MI 49048 |

Services and Treatment

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms. Unlike traditional sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty is minimally invasive and requires no cutting and no removal of bone or tissue in the sinus cavity. Balloon sinuplasty works the following way:

Balloon sinuplasty Step 1

Step 1: Guide wire and balloon catheters are inserted into the inflamed sinus.

Balloon sinuplasty Step 2

Step 2: The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening.

Balloon sinuplasty Step 3

Step 3: Saline is sprayed into the infected sinus cavity to flush out pus and mucus.

Balloon sinuplasty Step 4

Step 4: The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.

You can also watch a brief video on how balloon sinuplasty works.