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93% success rate for balloon sinuplasty

The safest and most effective procedure to treat chronic sinusitis when the patient is not responding to medication.

  • Safe and effective, with clinically and statistically significant improvement in symptom and radiographic scores
  • Compelling for patients, with the majority of patients returning to normal activity within 2 days of the procedure
  • The procedure is approved by the American Academy pf Otolaryngology and is approved by most insurances.

Sinusitis occurs when the tissues lining the sinuses become inflamed or infected or when the sinuses become blocked and cannot drain properly.

We apply our expertise as otolaryngology specialists to medically or surgically treat patients with chronic inflammatory rhinosinusitis, better known simply as “sinus disease.” This includes issues with nasal obstruction, nasal polyps, allergic rhinitis, facial pain, pressure, headaches and loss of smell. Evaluation is done with physical examination, including nasal endoscopy and possible imaging.

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty is a breakthrough procedure that relieves the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis. It is used by surgeons to safely and effectively treat chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications such as antibiotics, nasal steroids, or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery.

With balloon sinuplasty, a specially-designed catheter is inserted into the nose to reach the blocked sinus cavity. A small balloon is slowly inflated, which widens and restructures the walls of the sinus passage, helping to drain mucus from the blocked sinus and restore normal sinus drainage without cutting and with minimal bleeding. This approach also preserves the natural structure of the sinuses.

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The Head+Neck Center
John U. Coniglio, MD, LLC

1065 Senator Keating Blvd., Suite 240
Rochester, New York 14618
585-256-3550