Can Other Procedures be Performed Along with Balloon Sinuplasty?

Many times, patients who are not a candidate for balloon sinuplasty alone, may have the procedure performed in combination with other procedures, such as a septoplasty. This is usually the case for patients who may have a nasal obstruction (e.g., a deviated septum or enlarged inferior turbinates), where other corrective procedures may be required and performed at the same time as a balloon procedure. Although these combination procedures are often times performed under a general anesthetic, using the balloon as an adjunct procedure greatly increases its effectiveness and usually shortens the recovery time. When multiple procedures are performed, this may require the patient to go to an operating room or ambulatory surgery center for care.