Applications: The Balloon Sinuplasty™ devices are effective endoscopic tools and may be used with other medical therapies or FESS techniques. When applied in the same patient, the Balloon Sinuplasty™ products can be used on several sinuses. Additionally, using these devices should not limit future treatment options for patients with progressive disease. Each patient suffering from sinusitis is different. Only after thorough examinations and discussions between the patient and a qualified otolaryngologist can it be determined whether a patient may benefit from the Balloon Sinuplasty™ system.
Advances: The Balloon Sinuplasty technology offers several advantages to the traditional FESS approach. Although it is often done in conjunction to traditional endoscopic sinus surgery often it can be used as a first step procedure before making permanent changes in the sinus anatomy. This aspect makes this technology very useful in clinical situations and especially in Pediatric cases. More recently, Dr Sigari has been able to offer this intervention to select patients as an in-office procedure which can avoid the need for general anesthesia.