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Are there any risks involved in the balloon sinus surgery?

All forms of sinus surgery carry similar risks, and balloon sinuplasty is no exception.

Intracranial complications are the most dangerous complications associated with balloon sinus surgery but these are extremely rare and they are easily fixed. More specifically, the connection between your brain and nose can be affected, which can lead to brain fluid leaking in the nose.

This complication doesn’t happen often and is usually fixed before the surgery is even over. Also, if you aren’t able to cleanse the area correctly, an infection might develop that requires medical attention.

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