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What Is Balloon Sinuplasty?

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Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Angelo Consiglio, MD, has more than 30 years of treating patients with from ear, nose, and throat disorders. Dr. Angelo Consiglio performs a procedure called balloon sinuplasty, which offers relief to patients experiencing sinus problems.

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What Is Balloon Sinuplasty?

  1. 1. WHAT IS BALLOON SINUPLASTY? Angelo Consiglio
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION  Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Angelo Consiglio, MD, has more than 30 years of treating patients with from ear, nose, and throat disorders. Dr. Angelo Consiglio performs a procedure called balloon sinuplasty, which offers relief to patients experiencing sinus problems. The concept of expanding the sinus cavity with balloons was borrowed from a cardiology technique called angioplasty. The goal of balloon sinuplasty, also known as “balloon sinus dilation,” is to restore drainage by opening the blockage in the sinus orifice. This technique, as performed by Dr. Consiglio, calls for the placement of small balloons in problem areas of the nose and sinus.
  3. 3. BALLOON SINUPLASTY  The balloons are then inflated to allow for drainage. Specifically, a balloon catheter is introduced into the infected sinus and expanded. Saline fluid is then injected into the cavity, flushing out the blockage. Finally, the device is removed, and the sinus remains open. This procedure is an alternative to traditional medication for non-responsive patients. When compared to surgically removing sinus tissue or an endoscopic sinus operation, balloon sinus dilation is considered to be a less invasive option. Most patients resume daily activities within 24 hours.

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