Balloon Sinus Surgery Overview
The NuVentTM EM Sinus Dilation System may be used in a minimally invasive surgical procedure to open blocked sinus pathways. NuVentTM is unique because it has a built-in tracking element that “talks to” our Medtronic image guidance system (IGS) technology. Your sinus anatomy is unique, especially if you have sinus disease. The IGS displays a visual map of your sinus anatomy for your doctor. It works like GPS in a car or phone— to help guide and place the balloon device.
The goal of this procedure is to unblock sinus pathways and1,2:
- Improve symptoms
- Reduce infections
- Minimize sinus headaches
- Help you get back to life’s routine
- Chandra RK, Kern RC, Cutler JL, et al. REMODEL larger cohort with longterm outcomes and meta-analysis of standalone balloon dilation studies. Laryngoscope. 2016;126(1):44-50.
- Marzetti A, Tedaldi M, Passali FM. The role of balloon sinuplasty in the treatment of sinus headache. Otolaryngol Polska. 2014;68:15-19.