balloon sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplsty technology




Learn more about this procedure to find out if it could be an appropriate treatment for your chronic sinusitis.


For more information contact Dr. Mark Zeme, one of the only Certified Balloon Sinuplasty Specialists in the East San Francisco Bay Area:

Phone (510) 889-6673

Castro Valley Balloon Sinuplasty Specialist

For more detail on this
procedure, see Dr. Zeme's
Balloon Sinuplasty video.









Balloon Sinuplasty Specialist

Balloon Sinuplasty is a safe, effective treatment that can restore quality of life for chronic sinustis sufferers. This treatment can only be done by a Certified Balloon Sinuplasty Specialist who has been trained in this innovative technology.

Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis a common health problem that can have a great impact on quality of life with symptoms that affect people physically, functionally, and emotionally.

When the sinuses work properly, the air spaces behind the bones of the upper face, between the eyes and behind the forehead, nose and cheeks have openings to allow drainage of mucous. If that drainage is obstructed, a buildup of mucus occurs in the sinuses that can be painful and that can negatively impact your overall health.

If you frequently experience any of these symptoms, you may be a candidate for this procedure.

  • facial pain
  • sinus headaches
  • discharge of yellow or green mucus
  • nasal congestion
  • decreased sense of smell

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Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty Treatment

  • Safe and Effective

  • Minimally Invasive

  • Minimal Bleeding

  • Quick Recovery Time

  • Does Not Limit Treatment Options

How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?

This treatment is a medical procedure that uses specially designed tools with tiny balloons to open blocked sinuses. Here is an illustration of how it's done.

Step 1: Enter the Sinus. Step 2: Inflate Balloon Across Ostium. Step 3: Remove Balloon and Irrigate Sinus. Step 4: Remove System.
A sinus guide catheter is inserted into the nasal cavity. A sinus guidewire or illumination system is introduced through the sinus guide catheter and gently moved forward into the target sinus. The sinus balloon catheter is then positioned across the blocked ostium. The balloon is gradually inflated to open the narrowed ostium. The sinus balloon catheter is then deflated and removed, and an irrigation catheter guided into the target sinus. The sinus is then irrigated, flushing out the blocked contents of the sinus. The irrigation catheter is removed, leaving the sinus cleared of mucus and open to allow normal sinus drainage.