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Balloon Sinuplasty
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Gulf War Missile Tracking Technology Used in Sinus Surgery!
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Effective Relief for Your Chronic Stuffy Nose! (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Feel Like Your Nose Needs a Superhero (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Hay Fever: Fact or Fiction?
Hyperarousal Theory of Primary Insomnia
I Can't Believe My Dentist Sent Me to the Doctor for Tooth Pain!
Nasal Sprays: Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?
Snoring Sends a Serious Signal
Snoring...Sweet Dreams to Nightmares
Snoring - The Noisy Nightmare!
Understanding the Nose and Its Function
You Don't Have to be Miserable (Vol. 3 No. 2)
Patient and Family Resources
Tips for the Mild Snorer or Occasional Snorer
How Common is Snoring?
What Causes Snoring?
If You Snore You May Be Suffering From:
Should I Worry About Snoring?
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Can Heavy Snoring Be Cured?
Sleep Apnea/Snoring Treatment
St. Joseph Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
What Is a Sleep Study
Understanding Sinuses
Common Sinus Procedures Performed

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Balloon Sinuplasty

The St. Joseph Hospital Nasal & Sinus Center has introduced a new, outpatient procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty to open blocked sinuses. Safely, gently and effectively, Balloon Sinuplasty ushers in immediate relief for chronic sinusitis sufferers who have not responded well to medications and are hesitant to undergo major surgery. While recovery time varies with each Sinuplasty patient, many return to normal activities within 24 hours.

Previously, thousands of people have been frustrated with ineffective drug therapy but opt not to undergo a major nasal and sinus surgery that would involve pain, bleeding, general anesthesia and a lengthy recovery. Balloon Sinuplasty offers a new, minimally invasive solution.

Balloon Sinuplasty borrows from a heart procedure known as balloon angioplasty, which has been used successfully for several decades to opened blocked arteries. It is performed using small, soft and flexible devices that open blocked sinuses, in many cases without tissue, mucosal or bone removal. As a result, the need for uncomfortable nasal packing is also eliminated.

How It Works

The Nasal & Sinus Center surgeon carefully threads a flexible sinus guidewire through the nostrils to access the targeted sinus. A sinus balloon catheter is advanced over the sinus guidewire. It is gently inflated, then removed, leaving open passageways and restoring normal drainage and function.
Most insurance plans now cover Sinuplasty procedures. For more information about Balloon Sinuplasty please call the St. Joseph Hospital Nasal & Sinus Center at 1-800-973-NOSE (6673) or 714-744-8758. To view a Balloon Sinuplasty presentation by Robert del Junco, M.D., please click here.