Balloon Sinuplast™ (BSP) is a safe and effective procedure for chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications and are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms. Dr. Chadwick Ahn performs the procedure at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

With Balloon Sinuplasty, ENT doctors open inflamed sinuses in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Balloon Sinuplasty allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, it does not include removal of bone or tissue from the nose.

The benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty include:

  • Safe — more than 150,000 patients* have been treated safely with Balloon Sinuplasty.
  • Proven — over 95% of patients** who’ve had the procedure say they would have it again.
  • Fast — while recovery time varies with each patient, people can quickly return to normal activities

Sinus Surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty™

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining. Balloon Sinuplasty relieves the symptoms of sinus infections, in many cases without tissue or bone removal.

For more information about Balloon Sinuplasty™ at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, or to schedule a consultation, please call (877) 376-2631. Additional information is also available at

* ORIOS I, office-based dilation, Data on file at Acclarent.

** Wynn R, Vaughn W. “Post-Operative Pain After FESS with Balloon Sinuplasty.” AAO, 2006.