Outcomes Measures on Balloon Sinuplasty Procedures

Real life, scientifically obtained, outcome measures are becoming increasingly more important when considering both treatment options and potential providers. The following are examples of validated outcome measures obtained from patients at the Sinuplasty Center of Excellence. The gathering and utilization of this data is an example of our commitment to delivering the finest available minimally invasive sinus health care.

Outcome Measures

Statistically significant quality of life improvement based on clinically validated method noted at 24 weeks post surgery. Breakdown of all patients, along with patients who underwent balloon dilation alone versus those who also had some tissue removed during the surgical procedure (hybrid).1

1 Weiss, R.. (2007). Safety and Outcomes of Balloon SinuplastyTM with Uncinate Preservation. Presented at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, San Diego.

Outcome Measures

Statistically significant CT scan score improvement based on clinically validated method noted at 24 weeks post surgery. Breakdown of all patients, along with patients who underwent balloon dilation alone versus those who also had some tissue removed during the surgical procedure (hybrid).1

1 Weiss, R.. (2007). Safety and Outcomes of Balloon SinuplastyTM with Uncinate Preservation. Presented at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, San Diego


Outcome Measures

Percentage of patients who felt sinusitis symptoms improved after sinuplasty procedure, at 1 and 24 weeks post surgery.1

1 Weiss, R.. (2007). Safety and Outcomes of Balloon SinuplastyTM with Uncinate Preservation. Presented at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, San Diego.

Outcome Measures

Statistically significant quality of life improvement based on clinically validated method consistent from 24 weeks to 2 years post surgery. No statistically significant difference between 24-week and 1-year data or between 1-year and 2-year data.2

2 Weiss, R., Church, C., Kuhn, F., Levine, H., Sillers, M., & Vaughan, W. (2008). Long-term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: Two-year follow-up. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 139(3), S38 S46. doi:10.1016/j.otohns.2008.06.008


Outcome Measures

CT scores show statistically significant improvement over baseline out to two years post surgery. No statistically significant difference between 1-year and 2-year data.2

2 Weiss, R., Church, C., Kuhn, F., Levine, H., Sillers, M., & Vaughan, W. (2008). Long-term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: Two-year follow-up. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 139(3), S38 S46. doi:10.1016/j.otohns.2008.06.008

Outcome Measures

Patient responses to question: Please indicate how you feel your sinusitis symptoms are today as compared to your symptoms prior to the sinuplasty procedure. 85% of patients noted symptom improvement at 2 years post surgery.2

2 Weiss, R., Church, C., Kuhn, F., Levine, H., Sillers, M., & Vaughan, W. (2008). Long-term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: Two-year follow-up. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 139(3), S38 S46. doi:10.1016/j.otohns.2008.06.008