Sinus Surgery in Federal Way, WA

Conveniently Located for Sinus Sufferers near Tacoma, Kent and Auburn

You may have suffered for months or years with nasal and sinus issues. In addition, allergy pills and nasal sprays may not be fixing the problems. However, relief is within reach, and it is our primary focus at Stern Sinus. Federal Way may not be the allergy capital, but we have hundreds of patients coming from Tacoma, Kent, and Auburn who have made suffering a thing of the past.

Our ear, nose, and throat specialists have extensive experience in the medical evaluation and treatment of all forms of nasal and sinus disorders, including cutting-edge, minimally invasive surgical procedures when sinus surgery is necessary. Dr. Stern has an exceptional reputation for providing comprehensive and innovative sinus solutions, and they receive referrals from all over the Puget Sound area.

Our board-certified otolaryngologist has the qualifications and ability to direct and manage all forms of treatment, correct sinus disorders based on the individual needs of the patient, to ensure long-term success. To request an appointment at Stern Sinus in Federal Way, call (253) 661-2520 or you can request and appointment online.

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Sinus Procedures with Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.

Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue. Published clinical data shows that Balloon SInuplasty is safe and effective, and patients received statistically and clinically significant improvement in their sinusitis symptoms.1

The following illustrations show how Balloon Sinuplasty opens a blocked left maxillary sinus:

A diagram of the human sinuses.

Step 1. A soft, flexible guidewire is inserted into the blocked sinus

step 1 diagram

Step 2. The balloon is advanced over the guidewire and is inflated to gently expand the sinus opening

step 2 diagram

Step 3. Fluid is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out any pus or mucus.

step 3 diagram

Step 4. The balloon is removed, leaving the sinuses open.

step 4 diagram

Balloon Sinuplasty may now be performed in a doctor’s office under local anesthesia.

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective procedure for many patients seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms:

Most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life through 2 years following surgery.1


1. Weiss, et al. “Long-term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: Two-year follow-up.” Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2008, Vol. 139, pp. S38-S46.

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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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There are many approaches to treating sinusitis, and that first step should be seeing Dr. Stern for a proper diagnosis to start a proper treatment plan. Call (253) 661-2520 or request an appointment online by filling out our secure form.

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