Balloon Sinuplasty

What You Need to Know about Balloon Sinuplasty

How balloon sinuplasty can help with sinus problems

Chronic SinusitisIf you suffer from chronic sinus headaches, you are all too familiar with the constant pressure and pain. No doubt you’ve tried over-the-counter treatments like medications and saline rinses, but your sinus problems only return. You need to discover balloon sinuplasty, the modern way to treat sinusitis. This minimally invasive treatment can work wonders to help clear inflammation and blockage in your sinuses. Midwest ENT, your ear, nose and throat specialists, want you to know how balloon sinuplasty can help you feel better and clearer.


If you suffer from sinus problems, you are not alone. Sinusitis or inflammation of the sinuses affects 37 million Americans every year. Many people don’t get relief from conventional treatments, and balloon sinuplasty can help.

Midwest ENT want you to know you will benefit from balloon sinuplasty treatment if you suffer from:

  • Chronic sinus or nasal problems
  • Recurrent sinus infections not relieved by medication
  • Headaches and pressure around your eyes
  • Stuffiness and difficulty breathing through your nose
  • Chronic bad taste in your mouth or bad breath

At Midwest ENT, our ENT specialist, Dr. Siegel, performs balloon sinuplasty under general anesthesia in an outpatient environment. While you are sedated, Dr. Siegel inserts a wire catheter containing a tiny balloon into your nostril. When he reaches a sinus blockage, he inflates the balloon and the balloon opens to widen your sinus passage. The balloon is then deflated and the catheter is removed. Your sinus passage is now open and can drain and function normally.

Balloon sinuplasty is an easier answer than sinus surgery procedures because there is no cutting or removal of soft tissue or bone, and you won’t have an uncomfortable incision. There is less risk of infection, bruising, swelling and pain. With balloon sinuplasty, there is minimal downtime.

If you suffer from chronic sinus problems, it’s time for you to get some permanent relief with balloon sinuplasty. You can breathe freely again, and live without headaches and pressure.

Relieve your sinus pressure and make your life better & clearer by calling Northwestern Medicine affiliate Midwest ENT in Chicago, IL today.