What is Balloon Synoplasty?

Clogged or narrowed drainage channels of the sinuses with the help of balloon without any tissue cut out is to provide functions.

The main problem in chronic sinusitis is the lack of air supply to the sinuses due to obstruction in the sinus canals. The basic principle of balloon synoplasty is to reach the sinus canal with the help of thin catheters without damaging the tissues.

What are the advantages of balloon synoplasty?

• It is an effective and safe method. The possibility of complications is very low and the balloon-enlarged ostium was 98% open after 2 years.

• Minimally invasive: small, soft, elastic equipment is used in the technique.

• Low hemorrhage: in some cases there is little bleeding as no tissue removal is required.

• Fast recovery: most patients can return to normal life in 24 hours

• It does not play a role in preventing future treatments in this region. It can be applied together or sequentially with other surgeries

Balloon synoplasty; Can it be applied to every patient with sinusitis?

Balloon synoplasty technique alone is not sufficient in patients with polyps and ethmoid sinusitis. In such patients, it should be applied together with endoscopic sinus surgery.

Is the balloon technique a solution for all sinusitis?

Balloon technique is not a technique that completely replaces sinusitis surgery, it is a new and special assistive technology. This technique is only used for the forehead, cheek, and sphenoid sinuses due to the characteristics of the equipment currently available.

Is the balloon technique safe?

No complications have been reported to date. During surgery, a scopy device is used to ensure proper placement of balloon catheters in the sinus and patients receive X-rays during the procedure. However, in addition to making the necessary adjustments in the scope device, the fact that the operation is carried out by an experienced specialist using the appropriate technique ensures that the amount of X-ray given to the patient during the procedure is around the amount given during a computed tomography.

Is it necessary to be hospitalized with balloon synoplasty technique?

It is very easy to apply and does not require a person to stay in the hospital. It can be discharged 4-5 hours after the application.Does pain occur in patients undergoing balloon synoplasty?So far, sinusitis surgeries have been applied to the nasal tampon. Since no incision is made to the tissues in balloon synoplasty, there is no bleeding so there is no need for a tampon. Therefore, there is no swelling, bruising and pain.

The basic principle of balloon synoplasty;

The aim is to reach the sinus canal with the help of thin catheters without damaging the tissues.Balloon Synoplasty is the name given to a special device system used in the treatment of sinusitis. It is based on the idea of ​​expanding the mouth of the sinuses with a balloon. In this method, a flexible balloon catheter is inflated in the occluded region and then removed. Thus, blocked sinusoidal channels are expanded and normal flow is provided.This means less intervention than the conventional treatment of endoscopic surgery in which sinus tissues are dissected; because in the balloon method, no incision is made to the body. It is thought that the use of balloon synoplasty will result in less scarring and the classical FESS method will shorten the difficult and long recovery period.