March 14, 2014
More than 30-million Americans have it, but now there's a new procedure to combat it.
A new out patient technique called balloon sinuplasty can help patients with chronic sinusitis, which is an inflammation of the sinus lining that causes excruciating headaches
Doctors insert a balloon catheter which inflates in the sinus, restricting and widening the walls of the blocked passageway.
Because there is no tissue or bone removed, there is minimal trauma.