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Balloon sinuplasty

Symptoms of a chronic sinus infection can be relieved using balloon sinuplasty

About

Balloon sinuplasty is a safe and minimally invasive procedure used by HCA UK surgeons to treat chronic sinusitis (sinus infection).

Need to know

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    Treatment is usually carried out while you are asleep under a general anaesthetic. Your HCA UK surgeon guides a very thin wire (catheter) attached to a tiny balloon into your nostrils and up to the area that's blocked. The balloon is then inflated to high pressure, causing widening of the natural nostril pathways. This helps to relieve the symptoms relating to your sinus condition.
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    If you are having a general anaesthetic you'll be advised not to eat or drink in the hours leading up to the procedure. You should be allowed to go home after the treatment and an overnight stay in hospital is usually not required.
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    Once the procedure has finished, you will be moved into the recovery area where you will wake up. There shouldn't be any discomfort, although you may feel that your nose is slightly congested. You will be able to eat and drink soon after you wake up, and you should then be able to go home on the same day. As with any form of nose or sinus surgery, it is important to minimise the amount of heavy lifting and/or straining in the first few days after the operation otherwise there will be an increased likelihood of a nose bleed.
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Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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