Sinuplasty is a technique where a small balloon is introduced into the openings of the sinuses, is inflated and is then removed. When Sinuplasty is performed instead of traditional sinus surgery, there is significanly less pain, no need for packing and limited need to clean (debride) your nose after surgery. While not the right choice for all sinus disease, for the appropriate candidate it offers a minimally invasive option. No longer considered experimental, this technique is covered by almost all insurance providers.
Dr. Dubin and Dr. Reh Have extensive, long term experience performing Sinuplasty and in fact Dr. Dubin was the first ENT in Baltimore to utilize the balloon dilation system (Sinuplasty). In early 2005, prior to commercial availability of the system, Dr. Dubin participated in the first clinical trial in the United States on Sinuplasty while completing his fellowship in advanced sinus surgery under Frederick Kuhn. Sinuplasty was not offered by other ENT's in Baltimore until late 2006. Official Balloon Sinuplasty Page.
Dr. Dubin and Dr. Reh's expertise on balloon dilation is unparalleled in the Baltimore area.
They currently offers this minimally invasive approach to appropriate candidates in the office and often utilizes it in addition standard endoscopic sinus surgery techniques.
Click HERE to watch a video of a balloon dilation of a frontal sinus balloon sinuplasty.
WARNING: This is a video of an actual surgery performed by Dr. Dubin.
Click HERE for office sinuplasty post operative instructions.
DR. DUBIN IS A PAID SPEAKER AND CONSULTANT FOR ACCLARENT, THE BALLOON SINUPLASTY MANUFACTURER.