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Balloon Sinus Surgery for Chronic Sinusitis Relief

Man With Sinus Issues

Life is challenging when you’re living with chronic sinusitis. The continuous pressure from buildup in sinus cavities leads to several unpleasant symptoms that can disturb your everyday life, making it challenging to participate in daily activities or sleep well.

Chronic sinusitis symptoms can last from two weeks to a couple of months or, in extreme cases, years. These symptoms can be treated with prescriptions for decongestants and nasal sprays or over-the-counter medications for most people. However, some people don’t find relief from these options.

Balloon sinus surgery, or balloon dilation sinuplasty, is an effective option for people living with chronic sinusitis who don’t respond well to medications. Dr. Maurice Khosh offers this procedure to patients in NYC.

How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?

The balloon sinuplasty procedure is carried out within Dr. Khosh’s office using local anesthesia. First, the doctor will place a flexible and ultra-slim balloon catheter directly in your sinus opening. Next, the balloon is gradually inflated to enlarge the sinus passage walls while preserving the lining integrity.

The doctor uses a saline solution to flush any mucus and pus buildup in the sinus cavity. When this happens, you’ll experience a reduction in pressure almost instantly. In addition, the balloon gently reforms the bones near your sinuses while it’s in the sinus passage. Once this procedure is over, the balloon is removed, leaving the sinus free of mucus buildup.

Balloon sinus surgery is becoming the ideal method of treating chronic sinusitis because there’s no carving of nasal tissue or bone, and it has a fast recovery time. Most people can return to usual activities within 1-2 days after this non-invasive procedure.

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Right for You?

Since patients can usually find relief from medications, a balloon sinuplasty is generally recommended if these other measures don’t reduce your symptoms.

Chronic sinusitis symptoms can include:

  • Prolonged nasal congestion
  • Facial pain
  • Ear pressure
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Difficulty breathing via the nose
  • Fatigue
  • Thick discharge of green or yellow mucus from the nose
  • Bad breath
  • Upper teeth pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Throat clearing or cough

If these symptoms continue for longer than eight weeks and you are not responding to medications and nasal sprays, balloon sinuplasty may be right for you.

Dr. Maurice Khosh, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, is an expert at repairing sinus and nasal medical conditions. Therefore, you can count on him to effectively correct your sinus issues. Call Dr. Khosh today or visit our office in Manhattan to book your consultation and learn more about the balloon sinuplasty procedure.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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