WHAT TO EXPECT:
BALLOON SINUS SURGERY WITH NUVENT
A CT scan of your sinuses will confirm your diagnosis and help your doctor decide if surgery is right for you. NuVent™ and the Fusion Compact™ ENT Navigation System will use your CT scan to create a "visual map" of your sinus anatomy.
Your doctor will discuss anesthesia options with you. The option selected depends on the severity of your sinusitis and other factors.
During your surgery, your doctor will use a built-in tracking element that "talks to" the Fusion Compact™ ENT Navigation System to track the balloon through your sinuses.
Your surgeon will insert the NuVent™ balloon into the blocked sinus pathway, using navigation to see and confirm precise placement.
After your surgeon makes sure the placement is right, the NuVent™ balloon is inflated.
After inflation, the balloon is deflated. The process of inflating and deflating is repeated as necessary to open blocked passages and restore normal sinus function.
After the procedure, your doctor may prescribe additional medications and irrigations to use to ease pain and swelling. Be sure to discuss any concerns with your doctor.
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.