Balloon Sinus Dilation
A Minimally Invasive Procedure Designed To Reverse The Cycle Of Chronic Or Recurrent Sinusitis.
Balloon Sinus Dilation (also known as Balloon Sinuplasty) was introduced in 2005 and the concept comes from the fields of interventional cardiology where tiny balloons have been used for years to gently dilate blocked arteries. With Balloon Sinus Dilation, the goal is to open blocked sinus passages to allow adequate ventilation and restore natural drainage. If you are a chronic sinusitis sufferer, you will be pleased know that Balloon Sinus Dilation can now be conveniently performed in the office under local anesthesia to reverse the symptoms of sinusitis with little to no down time.
In 2013, Dr. Gould and several other sinus experts from across the country were principal investigators in a pivotal study called REMODEL. REMODEL, published in the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy, was the first randomized, multi-center clinical trial to compare traditional endoscopic sinus surgery to in-office balloon sinus dilation. REMODEL demonstrated in-office balloon sinus dilation to be as effective as traditional sinus surgery at improving sinus symptoms long term, but with less post operative pain and faster recover time.