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Is the balloon sinuplasty surgery painful?

Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure and is virtually painless.

Patients are under local anesthesia during balloon sinuplasty surgery, which prevents them from feeling any pain and makes the whole procedure more tolerable. Most patients who undergo balloon sinuplasty do not report pain, only a feeling of sinus pressure or numbness during the surgery.

Ask your doctor to tell you what to expect, during the procedure.

Facts about sinuplasty surgery

  • Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure.
  • Patients typically do not present negative side effects. 
  • Some symptoms can appear after the procedure like bloody drainage and minimal swelling for the first few days after the procedure.
  • Many patients report no pain after the procedure. There is a reduced need for the use of postoperative pain medications.

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