NuVent Balloon Sinus Surgery in Federal Way, WA

The NuVent™ EM Sinus Dilation System may be used in a minimally invasive surgical procedure to open blocked sinus pathways. NuVent™ 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 ENT 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 and:

  • Improve Symptoms
  • Reduce Infections
  • Minimize Sinus Headaches
  • Help You Get Back to Life’s Routine

 Dr. Ryan Stern and his team specialize in performing the balloon sinuplasty procedure for patients suffering from sinuses. Patients travel from all over nearby areas including Tacoma, Auburn, Renton and Kent to receive comprehensive care from Dr. Kent and his team. Contact Dr. Stern’s office today at (253) 661-2520 and schedule your consultation today!

Before Your Treatment

CT Scan: You’ll need to have a CT scan of your sinuses prior to your procedure. The IGS technology implemented in our office will use this scan to create a visual map of your sinus anatomy.

Anesthesia: NuVent™ may be used in the office or the OR. Your provider will discuss your anesthesia options, which will depend on the extent of disease and other factors.

Image Guidance System (IGS): A small tracking device and a special instrument will be used to register and map your anatomy to your CT scans in the IGS.

During Your Treatment

Placing NuVent™

Placing NuVent– Your surgeon inserts the NuVentballoon into the blocked sinus pathway, using the IGS to confirm precise placement.

Inflating NuVent™

Inflating NuVent– After your surgeon confirms placement, the NuVentballoon is inflated and held in place for 5 seconds.

Deflating NuVent™

Deflating NuVent– After inflation, the balloon is then deflated. The process of inflating and deflating is repeated as necessary.


After Your Procedure

After the procedure, Dr. Stern may prescribe additional medications and irrigations to use to ease pain and swelling. Be sure to discuss any concerns with your ENT doctor. For supplementary information on the NuVent™ EM Sinus Dilation Systems please visit

Schedule a Consultation for NuVent™ in Federal Way, WA

Board-certified ear, nose and throat specialist specializes in using the NuVent™ EM Sinus Dilation System to treat patients suffering from sinusitis. He is dedicated to providing patients in Federal Way, Kent, Pullyap, Renton and Auburn with comprehensive sinusitis care and the latest technology. For more information, please contact our ENT office in Federal Way or Auburn at (206) 910-4641 to schedule an appointment today!

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