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


  1. 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.
  2. Marzetti A, Tedaldi M, Passali FM. The role of balloon sinuplasty in the treatment of sinus headache. Otolaryngol Polska. 2014;68:15-19.