Our experienced ENT specialists at The Barranco Clinic can provide personalized solutions for sinusitis and other nasal ailments after painstakingly diagnosing your concerns. Balloon sinuplasty can be an excellent option in cases where patients are not responding to medication.

How Balloon Sinuplasty is Performed

Balloon sinuplasty does not require any incisions, so there is no scarring. However, the procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure your utmost comfort and relaxation. Once you are unconscious, your ENT provider will insert a small balloon through the nostrils that will be inflated to increase the amount of room in the nasal passageways so you can breathe better. Once the airway is sufficiently enlarged, the balloon is deflated and extracted from the nose.

Balloon sinuplasty is an effective measure for improving your breathing and putting an end to chronic discomfort and headaches. If your condition has not responded to medications, you may be an ideal candidate for the procedure. Since no incisions are used during the treatment, your recovery is minimal, and there is little risk of complications.

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Conditions Treated 

  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Nasal inflammation
  • Blockages within the nose
  • Infections
  • Tension headaches

​​"Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. They were very quick and professional with their testing."

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic provides patients in and around Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont with state-of-the-art ENT services geared towards the individual. From our advanced diagnostic testing and cutting-edge technology to the genuine compassion and dedication of every member of our team, The Barranco Clinic has earned a reputation for nearly unrivaled excellence in the region. Our practice is founded on the following principles:

Personalized Treatment

We understand the importance of customizing your treatment plan so that it reflects your unique anatomy, lifestyle, comfort levels, and wishes. We listen deeply to your concerns, questions, and comments, conducting an in-depth consultation process to get to the heart of your ailments.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our team of rigorously trained and vetted ENT specialists offers over 300 years of combined expertise and access to more than 54 experts over a wide range of disciplines. This means exponential healing for the patient and rapid, transformative results.

Continuity of Care

From your initial consultation through the aftercare process, we aim to make your treatment stress-free, seamless, and rewarding. We follow up with you after you leave the office to ensure you are experiencing comprehensive relief from your symptoms.

Community Investment

Nothing delights us more than to be of service to our communities. We actively partner with organizations that provide resources, education, medicine, food, shelter, and social support to those most in need.

Procedure Candidacy

Patients who are tired of experiencing chronic sinus pain, infections, and breathing problems and who have not found relief with medicines for their condition are excellent candidates for balloon sinuplasty.

We will conduct an in-depth evaluation of your symptoms, a thorough review of your medical history, and a physical exam to determine your candidacy. If for some reason balloon sinuplasty is not the right option for you, we will find an equally effective alternative solution to help combat your concerns.

What to Expect from the Procedure

An ENT physician will use balloon sinuplasty devices to open the blockage, preventing sinus drainage using the following steps.

After we determine that you are a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty through careful testing and a review of your medical history, we will schedule your procedure on the books. You will receive general anesthesia so that your balloon sinuplasty is completely pain-free.

Once the treatment is finished, you will be able to return to your normal activities within 1-2 days. Fatigue, grogginess, congestion, and bleeding are all normal after balloon sinuplasty. These side effects seldom last longer than a few days.

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Balloon Sinuplasty FAQs

Does the procedure hurt?

Balloon sinuplasty is performed under general anesthesia so that your treatment experience is comfortable and stress-free. Minor soreness or tenderness after your procedure is normal, but patients rarely complain of significant pain.

When will I begin to notice results?

Within 1-2 days after balloon sinuplasty, patients usually begin to notice positive changes in their breathing. They will experience a marked improvement in their sinus pain and fewer tension headaches.

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