FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
BALLOON SINUS SURGERY
If you don’t see answers to your questions here, be sure to write them down and ask your doctor.
A variety of treatment options, including saline rinses, over-the-counter and prescription medications, non-invasive surgery, and more may improve sinusitis symptoms.1-3 Learn more about treatment options.
You can take the sinusitis Self-Assessment Quiz. After you’re finished, take the results to your doctor to discuss treatment options.
NuVent™ is the only system designed, tested, and integrated to work with the Fusion Compact™ ENT Navigation System. This helps your doctor precisely place the balloon in your blocked sinuses. Learn more about how NuVent works.
Balloon sinus surgery administered with the NuVent™ EM Sinus Dilation System is a minimally invasive procedure performed in the doctor’s office. Most people find it tolerable and experience little to mild pain.4 During the procedure, you may feel pressure associated with no pain or some brief pain.5
The duration of the procedure is usually short, as is the in-office recovery time.5 Talk with your doctor’s office for more details, as they may need more time for pre-surgery preparation and post-surgery recovery.
Balloon sinus surgery has been shown to have a faster recovery time (averaging 1.7 days) compared with other types of sinus surgery.2
Rosenfeld RM, Andes D, Bhattacharyva N, et al. Clinical practice guidelines: Adult sinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;137:S1-S31.
Chandra RK, Kern RC, Cutler JL, et al. REMODEL larger cohort with long-term outcomes and meta-analysis of standalone balloon dilation studies. Laryngoscope. 2016;126(1):44-50.
American Rhinologic Society. Sinusitis Q&A. http://care.american-rhinologic.org/sinusitis_q_a? Accessed October 16, 2015.
Sikand A. Introduction to an office-based sinus surgery technique. Operative Techniques Otolaryngol. 2011;22:249-252.
Silvers SL. Practical techniques in office-based balloon sinus dilation. Operative Techniques Otolaryngol. 2014;25:206-212.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.