Sinusitis Treatment in Federal Way, WA

Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure for a Simple Treatment

The Balloon Sinuplasty is an effective, yet simple treatment for inflamed sinuses. The prcodure utilizes a balloon to dilate the entrance to the sinuses. This minimally invasive technique is called “balloon sinus dilation” or “Balloon Sinuplasty,” during which Dr. Stern threads a guide wire equipped with a tiny balloon into the nostrils and up to the area of blockage. Once inserted, he then inflates the balloon just enough to open the passageway. Since the procedure is so minimally invasive with no cutting or scraping of the sinuses, no packing is necessary, and the recovery time is minimal. The technology is safe and quick.

Dr. Stern conducts the balloon sinuplasty procedure from his office in Federal Way, WA. Patients are given local anesthesia which assists with a faster recovery and gets patients back to normal life much more quickly. Dr. Stern is an expert in the area of balloon sinus dilation, and is one of the most experienced at performing the procedure for sinus surgery in the Puget Sound area. 

Getting Sinus Treatment Right the First Time

Dr. Stern and his team have performed hundreds of sinus surgery procedures and can treat any sinus condition more comprehensively than anyone else in the area.  Because of this, Dr. Stern is more experienced than anyone else in Federal Way for sinus surgery. Patients travel from all over nearby areas including Tacoma, Auburn, and Kent for the best in sinus care. Contact Dr. Stern’s office today at (253) 661-2520 for a consultation.

What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

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Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective procedure for sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications and have either had a sinus infection for more than 12 weeks or have 4 or more sinus infections each year. These patients are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms.

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, this innovative procedure does not include cutting to remove bone or tissue from the nose.

The benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty include:

  • Safe
    Since 2005, more than 375,000 patients have been treated safely with Balloon Sinuplasty.
  • Proven Effective
    Most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life through 2 years following surgery. 1
  • Fast Recovery
    While recovery time varies with each patient, recovery is typically fast. In a study of in-office balloon dilation, most patients returned to work and normal activity within 2 days.2

Balloon Sinuplasty is minimally invasive and the procedure can be performed right in your ENT’s office. More than 35,000 procedures have been safely completed in the office.

If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to medications , you may be a candidate for the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure. ENT doctors use this minimally invasive procedure for their sinusitis patients. Balloon Sinuplasty is clinically proven to be a safe and effective procedure option that improves sinus sufferers’ quality of life.


1. Weiss RL, Church CA, et al. Long-term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: two-year follow up. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008;139:S38-S46.

2. Karanfilov B, Silvers S, Pasha R, Sikand A, Shikani A, Sillers M; for the ORIOS2 study investigators. Office-based balloon sinus dilation: a prospective, multicenter study of 203 patients. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013;3(5):404-411.


For more information about Balloon Sinuplasty visit balloonsinuplasty.com.

Important Safety Information
Balloon Sinuplasty Technology is intended for use by or under the direction of a physician. Balloon Sinuplasty Technology has associated risks, including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, or possible optic injury. Consult your physician for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this procedure is right for you.


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For sinusitis treatment, contact Dr. Stern's office today at (253) 661-2520.

COVID-19 Updates

Dr. Stern and his staff are closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Because this information is always changing, we will be monitoring all updates from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control. 

We are here for all of our patients needing ENT care and will take all precautions to protect our patients and staff. Though our hours in office are limited, we will be available as needed and will screen all staff and patients.

Our ultimate goal is to serve our community during this time, so for efficiency, the easiest way to reach us right now is by using our secure online appointment request form. You can also call and ask to speak with Dr. Stern’s assistant Rebecca at (206) 910-4641 to schedule any new appointments, or you can request Dr. Stern directly if the need is urgent. 

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