Balloon Sinuplasty uses a small, flexible balloon catheter that inflates to open blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that plagues patients suffering from chronic sinus infections. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2005, the outpatient procedure is safe, minimally invasive and significantly improves quality of life. In fact, in a study of more than 1,000 patients, 95 percent of patients reported that their sinus condition improved at an average follow-up rate of nine months. Another study found that patients who receive Balloon Sinuplasty have significant improvement in sinus symptoms two years after surgery. At ENT of Georgia South, where all of our physicians are experts in the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure, patients can expect the region’s best sinus care.