Balloon Sinuplasty

Posted by ENT & Audiology Associates on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lasting Chronic Sinus Pain Relief Starts Here

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective procedure for patients seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms. If you’ve been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to medication, or if you have recurrent acute rhinosinusitis, you may be a candidate for sinus surgery.

As one of the top Double Board Certified ENT Surgeons in the Raleigh-Durham area, Dr. Douglas Holmes is successfully treating patients with chronic and recurrent acute sinusitis using the in-office Balloon Sinuplasty procedure. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery and highly effective at delivering sinus pain relief for the symptoms of chronic sinusitis. And, unlike conventional sinus surgery, it does not include removal of bone or tissue from the nose – allowing for a quick recovery, with most patients resuming normal activities in just a few days.



Out-Patient Surgery

Convenient, safe in-office sinus procedure to avoid hospitalization and minimize infection rates.


Minimally Invasive

No Incision Needed

Procedure does not require an incision and provides patients with a safer alternative to traditional sinus surgery.


Quick Recovery

Limited Discomfort

After surgery, most patients report little to no discomfort and can return back to normal activities in 2 days.

  • A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus.

  • The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening.

  • Saline is sprayed into the sinus to flush out any pus and mucus.

  • The system is removed, leaving the sinuses clean and open.