Surgical Treatment

Surgery of the sinuses is done in order to allow for proper drainage from blocked sinuses. Typically, this is done in the day surgery unit under anesthesia. Balloon sinuplasty is a new way of reliving blocked sinuses, and is a gentle procedure involving no cutting. 

Balloon Sinus Dilation—new treatment option for recurrent and persistent sinusitis sufferers in Cape Cod!

Impact of sinusitis

More than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis every year, making it one of the most common health conditions in the country. Traditionally, those who suffer from the pain, pressure and other symptoms of recurring and persisting sinus infections have three routes to relief:

1. Medical therapy (antibiotics, steroids, etc.)

2. Allergy Testing & Shots

3. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)

Now, qualified patients have a new treatment option, a simple office procedure called balloon sinus dilation. This is something that typically could be offered after medical treatment, that would be short of going through a hospital-based FESS procedure

Balloon Sinus Dilation—Instant Relief that Lasts

Balloon sinus dilation is a minimally invasive treatment option that can be performed by Dr.  Mann right here, in the office. Balloon sinus dilation technology is used to treat chronic or recurrent sinus infections (sinusitis) affecting the sinuses above your eyebrows as well as under your eyes. Dr. Mann will need to determine if your condition is one that may benefit from this treatment, and he can help you understand the risks and benefits of this procedure. The key objective of balloon sinus dilation is to reshape the anatomy to expand sinus pathways and improve drainage and ventilation. The procedure utilizes small balloons placed in key places in the nose and sinus, which are then dilated to expand the sinus pathways. (See the illustrations and video on this page.) Balloon Sinus Dilation may be an effective, lasting option for some patients whose symptoms do not resolve with medication1. The balloon sinus dilation procedure is performed in the office, does not require general anesthesia, and in most cases patients are able to resume normal activities within 24 hours.2

Discuss Balloon Sinus Dilation with Dr. Mann today!

Dr. Mann is an experienced  sinus doctor and is trained in balloon sinuplasty surgery. His office is located in FAlmouth, MA.

Also, to learn more about sinusitis treatment options and balloon sinus dilation, visit

Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

1 Stankiewicz, James MD, Truitt, Theodore MD, and Atkins, James MD. “One Year Results: Transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum” ENT Journal February 2010 Volume 89, Number 2

2 Stankiewicz, James, et al. “Transantral, endoscopically guided balloon dilation of the ostiomeatal complex for chronic rhinosinusitis under local anesthesia” AM J Rhinol Allergy: 23 1-00 (2009).

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