Sinus Treatment

Balloon Sinuplasty: An Incredible Breakthrough Sinus Treatment

Sinus Sufferers can Experience Fast, Effective Sinus Relief in 1 Hour.

Relieved Sinus Patient

Convenient, Minimally Invasive Procedure with No Cutting, Minimal Bleeding and Fast Recovery. And no general anesthesia!

Patients experience less pain than with traditional sinus surgery and return to normal activity more quickly.  This procedure is performed in-office by Keefe Centre’s team of highly-skilled sinus care specialists.  Let Dr. Keefe determine the best treatment options to alleviate your sinus pain and discomfort.

Renew Your Sinus Health

Balloon Sinuplasty (or balloon sinus dilation) was introduced in 2005 as a convenient, less invasive alternative to sinus surgery.  The procedure uses a small balloon to dilate and remodel your sinus opening to allow your sinuses to drain and ventilate more effectively.

Convenient In-Office Sinus Procedure

The Balloon Sinuplasty procedure is performed in the comfort of a physician's office.  A tiny catheter is inserted through the nose and into the opening of the sinuses.  On the end of the catheter is a balloon. Once inside the sinus opening, the balloon is dilated (or inflated).  By dilating the balloon, the sinus opening is remodeled by up to six times in size, allowing for proper drainage and ventilation.  The balloon is then deflated and removed.  That’s it!

Clinically-Proven Results

Studies have proven Balloon Sinus Dilation provides long-term relief from sinus symptoms by opening blocked sinus passageways for 94% of patients. This means that, on average, about 6 patients in 100 will need another procedure. The next procedure could either be another balloon sinus dilation or a traditional sinus surgery in the operating room.

In 2013 a national multi-center study, known as REMODEL, demonstrated Balloon Sinus Dilation is as effective as conventional sinus surgery at improving chronic sinusitis symptoms long term, but with less down time, less post-operative pain and a faster return to normal activities.

Sinusitis: Inflammation, Swelling and Discomfort

Sinusitis is the inflammation and/or swelling of the sinus-lining tissue, with or without infection. Infection results in one of the following types of sinusitis: acute sinusitis, subacute sinusitis, chronic sinusitis, or recurrent sinusitis. When the sinus cavities swell, normal sinus function becomes impaired, which can lead to blockage of the airways.

PROPEL: The Latest in Sinus Care Technology

Treat Recurrent Sinusitis with the PROPEL Sinus Stent

When sinusitis persists, it’s known as chronic sinusitis, a condition that can prove resistant to different sinusitis treatments.  PROPEL sinus treatment is a new form of treatment that tackles this issue of recurrence more effectively.

The PROPEL sinus treatment seeks to address the issue of recurrence of sinusitis in patients after sinus surgeries and procedures.  After sinus treatment, the sinus lining can swell again during the healing process or form scars or polyps which will block the channels, leading to a relapse of infection.

PROPEL is a dissolvable spring-like lattice structure that is inserted into the sinus channel after it has been widened to keep the channel open through the healing process.  It also dispenses steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine to the sinus tissue to keep the swelling down and keep the channels open.  This results in better outcomes of sinusitis treatments.

Covered by Most Insurance Plans

Balloon Sinuplasty is covered by Medicare, along with most other insurance companies.

Searching for a Solution to Chronic Sinus Pain?

Contact Dr. Keefe to learn more about sinusitis treatment options.

If you are covered by BC/BS of Virginia, and are interested in the in-office procedure, please contact your company’s health care administrator and let them know that you are interested in having the procedure made available to you.

The End of Chronic Sinus Pain is Within Reach!

Changing the lives of sinus patients.

Now conveniently serving  Suffolk, Norfolk, Virginia Beach.
Call 757.934.9415
for an appointment.

"Dr. Keefe gets 5 stars from me."

The best ENT doctor ever!

Kay C.

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