Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty services offered in Brooklyn and Rego Park, Queens, NY

Recurrent sinusitis or a blockage in your nose can create many uncomfortable symptoms. At the New York Institute of Otolaryngology and Aesthetic Surgery, Raj Bhayani, MD, offers state-of-the-art balloon sinuplasty to help you finally get clear sinuses. The practice has two locations — in Bensonhurst and Rego Park, New York — making treatment easy and convenient when you’re looking to improve your acute sinusitis symptoms. Call one of the offices today or book a consultation with Dr. Bhayani on the website to make an appointment.

Balloon Sinuplasty Q&A

What is balloon sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty is a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedure designed to treat inflammation in your sinuses or severe rhinosinusitis. It’s considered an endoscopic procedure and uses tiny balloons that inflate in your sinuses to allow them to drain and dilate.


The procedure is both safe and effective, and doesn’t involve any removal of tissues or bone within your nasal passage. This makes it ideal for anyone who wants efficient relief with a short recovery time.

When do you need a balloon sinuplasty?

Dr. Bhayani offers balloon sinuplasty when other conservative measures haven’t been effective in relieving your symptoms. It’s most often used when you have recurrent or chronic rhinosinusitis or nasal obstruction. 


The following symptoms often accompany both of the above conditions and may warrant balloon sinuplasty if other measures haven’t been successful:

  • Frequent headaches around your eyes
  • Chronic nasal issues
  • Trouble breathing through your nose
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Chronic bad breath or bad taste


While not everyone is a candidate for this procedure, Dr. Bhayani examines your nose and evaluates your symptoms to determine if balloon sinuplasty is the right treatment for you.

How does the procedure work?

During a balloon sinuplasty, Dr. Bhayani inserts a small catheter with a tiny balloon on the end. Once the balloon reaches your major sinuses, the balloon inflates, allowing the passage to dilate.


Once the sinuses are dilated, Dr. Bhayani flushes them with saline to clear out any congestion caused by mucus or pus in the sinuses. This allows the sinuses to remain open, eliminating issues like breathing problems through your nose or headaches caused by congestion.

What are the benefits of a balloon sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty offers many benefits over traditional endoscopic nasal surgery. Its development revolutionized the way chronic rhinosinusitis is treated, showing multiple benefits such as:


  • Fast recovery
  • Minimally invasive
  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Less pain and swelling
  • No incisions 


There’s much less pain with this procedure, meaning you’ll need fewer medications before and after your procedure. There’s very minimal tissue damage with this procedure, resulting in less inflammation and scarring after the procedure.


To find out if you’re a candidate for balloon sinuplasty, call one of the two locations in Bensonhurst or Rego Park, New York, or book a consultation on the website.