A balloon sinus surgery, also known as a balloon sinuplasty, is a minimally invasive procedure done under local anesthesia to help those who suffer from chronic sinusitis (sinus infections). This procedure is primarily used to treat chronic and recurrent sinus infections. Balloon sinus surgery can be a great relief for those whose chronic sinusitis symptoms have not improved with other treatments.Balloon sinus surgery

Who Needs This?

Balloon sinus surgery is not necessary to treat every infection. This procedure is meant to help those who suffer from chronic sinusitis when previous treatments have failed to manage this condition. This is an excellent option for people whose symptoms have become painful and unmanageable. 

What Does Balloon Sinus Surgery Do?

This procedure is minimally invasive and involves inserting a small, flexible sinus balloon catheter into blocked passageways. The balloon is inflated, and the affected sinus is cleaned out with a saline solution. The balloon gently widens the walls of the sinus passageway, allowing a future build-up of mucus to be able to drain. The results of this surgery are permanent, preventing future sinus infections.


Getting surgery to manage chronic sinusitis has multiple benefits. Firstly, it is minimally invasive compared to other sinus surgeries. This means it is safer, has fewer risks associated with it, less bleeding, and faster recovery time than other procedures. Faster recovery also means that patients can resume normal activities as soon as 24 hours afterward. This procedure does not limit future treatment options and may be used with other medical therapies and sinus surgeries if necessary. 

If you’re suffering from chronic sinus infections and need relief, balloon sinus surgery may be right for you. Contact Roanoke Valley ENT & Allergy to schedule an appointment to discuss treatment options for your chronic sinusitis.