Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive sinus procedure that Dr. Rubinstein of ENT, Allergy & Sinus Practice. Performs in office to treat those suffering from sinusitis. The nasal & sinus specialist introduced this innovative procedure to patients of the Hudson Valley, New York area in an effort to provide a safe and effective way to treat recurrent and prolonged infection and inflammation of the sinus cavities. View media coverage of Dr. Rubinstein on this procedure on his website. Because sinus issues can be persistent, medications may become ineffective over time and leave the patient with few other treatment options to provide them with comfort and healthy nasal passages.
Balloon Sinuplasty is performed in office underlocal anesthesia through the insertion of a thin catheter (surgical tubing) up the nose, guided into the sinus cavity through an endoscope (miniature camera). The small size of the catheter and the use of an endoscope lessen the chance thatnasal and sinus tissues will be further harmed through this process, as patients with sinusitis tend to have swollen sinus cavities with scar tissue already present. Through the catheter, a balloon is slowly inflated at the entrance to the cavity that may have been swollen shut. Once the actual sinuses can be reached, the doctor flushes the area with a sterile saline solution to rid the cavity of bacteria, mucus, and pus that have accumulated and caused patient discomfort. A video simulation of the procedure can be viewed on Dr. Rubinstein’s website . The procedure does not call for incisions or the placement of nasal packaging, so patients are free to return home following their Balloon Sinuplasty. Dr. Rubinstein often combines Balloon Sinuplasty with other procedures such as deviated septum correction and or rhinoplasty in his in office fully certified surgical suite.
Empirical evidence gathered through a variety of surgical practices has boasted a 95% success rate in the 9 months following the procedure, while 65% of those patients experienced long-term results lasting two years or longer. Balloon Sinuplasty is less invasive than traditional sinus-clearing procedures, it has proven safe and effective, and it allows patients to get back to their busy lifestyles is less time – typically 48 hours compared with the two weeks that typical surgeries require for downtime.
Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein has been a prominent part of the aesthetic and medical community in the Hudson Valley area for over 14 years. The doctor’s specialty procedures include facial plastic surgery, as well as nasal and sinus treatments. Dr. Rubinstein has successfully merged his medical and surgical capabilities to ensure his patients experience an improvement in their looks as well as how they feel. The doctor holds board-certifications from both from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and educates the next generation of doctors as an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Don’t hesitate to contact the doctor’s office at (845) 863-1772, or through the Patient Consultation Request Form to schedule a consultation if you are interested in how Balloon Sinuplasty can improve your sinus health.