Balloon Sinuplasty Sinus Surgery in Manhattan, NY

20 Years Specializing in Sinus Relief for Patients Living near NYC

Sinus Surgery is one of the most common operations performed by Dr. Silvers at her office near midtown Manhattan. After careful evaluation, she will review with you whether this procedure is the appropriate procedure to open possible sinus obstructions. Our sinus care team is committed to delivering comprehensive, patient-centered evaluation and treatment for all sinus issues including chronic sinusitis.

New York Chronic Sinus Sufferers, It's Time to Get Your Life Back

Balloon SinuplastyTM is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for the treatment of sinusitis. The sinus surgery is clinically proven to be effective, safe, long-lasting, and improve quality of life for patients near Manhattan. Since its introduction, the Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology has made a significant impact on the way ENT physicians like Dr. Silvers treat patients, improving their quality of life. 

Madison ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery provides high-quality sinus surgery to patients suffering from chronic sinus infections. For more information about sinus surgery or to schedule a consultation appointment with our sinus surgeon, call our office in Manhattan at (212) 213-3339.

Sinus Procedures with Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.

Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue. Published clinical data shows that Balloon SInuplasty is safe and effective, and patients received statistically and clinically significant improvement in their sinusitis symptoms.1

The following illustrations show how Balloon Sinuplasty opens a blocked left maxillary sinus:

A diagram of the human sinuses.

Step 1. A soft, flexible guidewire is inserted into the blocked sinus

step 1 diagram

Step 2. The balloon is advanced over the guidewire and is inflated to gently expand the sinus opening

step 2 diagram

Step 3. Fluid is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out any pus or mucus.

step 3 diagram

Step 4. The balloon is removed, leaving the sinuses open.

step 4 diagram

Balloon Sinuplasty may now be performed in a doctor’s office under local anesthesia.

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective procedure for many patients seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms:

Most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life through 2 years following surgery.1


1. Weiss, et al. “Long-term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: Two-year follow-up.” Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2008, Vol. 139, pp. S38-S46.

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Important Safety Information
Balloon Sinuplasty Technology is intended for use by or under the direction of a physician. Balloon Sinuplasty Technology has associated risks, including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, or possible optic injury. Consult your physician for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this procedure is right for you.

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Sinus Surgery Recovery

For the first three days following sinus surgery, patients should do a daily saline flush and refrain from blowing their noses. They should also limit activity in the first five days. After five days, if the septum is straightened, patients will have supportive splints added, which will be removed 5 days later. Regular activity and flying can resume after 2 weeks, but we recommend three weeks before resuming long-distance running or contact sports.

Most patients take regular Tylenol for post-op pain. There are no facial changes, nasal changes or external bruising with sinus or septal surgery. 

Schedule a Consultation in Manhattan

Take the first step towards sinus relief with New York's best sinus surgeon, Dr. Stacy Silvers, today by calling our office in Manhattan at (212) 213-3339.