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All About Medical Balloon Testing

Balloon Sinuplasty is a registered technology introduced at the end of 2005 by Acclarent Inc. and has FDA approval. This technique is used to treat patients suffering from chronic sinus problems.

When the usual medications are ineffective and traditional surgeries are uncomfortable, this cutting-edge technology can be a huge relief for treating sinus-related issues.

Medical balloon testing is a treatment option to treat the frontal sinus of the forehead that is above the inner eye, the area of the eyebrow, sphenoid, which is located deeply behind the nasal bridge, between the eyes, and the maxillary sinus of cheekbones beneath the eyes.

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The procedure is not useful for treating the ethmoid sinus that is located just above the nose and between the eyes. Balloon Sinuplasty is a surgical procedure that does not require any cuts and consequently allows patients to resume their normal day-to-day routines. This makes Balloon Sinuplasty a widely accepted procedure in the world.


An effective and safe procedure is accomplished by inserting an end-systole through the nostrils to pinpoint the blockage area. This is done by introducing an inflatable balloon into the area and then inflating it to allow the blockage to be cleared.

After the blockage is cleared the balloon is deflated and taken off and the pus or mucus gets eliminated with the aid of an irrigation tube. The procedure is thought to be the safest and fastest one.