Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue.
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) implements a small, flexible catheter device to open up and relieve blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up and causes chronic sinusitis symptoms. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it safely reshapes and widens the walls of the sinus passageway wthout compromising the structural integrity of the bone and tissue.
Leading ENT journals and a multitude of expert ENT physicians have proven Balloon Sinuplasty to be safe and effective. Patients have reported no device-related adverse events and demonstrated statistically and clinically significant improvement in their sinusitis symptoms, especially when compared to other forms of sinus surgery.
A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus
The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening
Saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out the pus and mucus
The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open
Meet Dr. Kelsch
Dr. Timothy Kelsch is a board certified Otolaryngologist - Head and Neck Surgeon specializing in chronic sinusitis, salivary gland disease, vocal cord disorders, sleep apnea, thyroid surgery as well as head and neck cancer. After graduating from New York Medical College with honors, he trained in Seattle, Washington with pioneering otolaryngolostists at University of Washington and Madigan Army Medical Center. He is published in peer reviewed journals and has held clinical teaching appointments. Dr. Kelsch is a native of Arizona and prides himself on being available to his patients and community. He was elected "Top Doc" by PHOENIX MAGAZINE in 2012 and 2013. Allow him to tailor a personalized experience for your ENT needs.