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Corpus Christi Sinus Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty for Chronic Sinusitis

What Is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is common, especially in South Texas! Acute sinusitis can be triggered by a cold or allergies and may resolve on its own. Chronic sinusitis can last from four to eight weeks or longer and may be caused by an infection from bacteria or fungus, It’s cause can be hard to pin down and hard to treat. Symptoms include: facial pain, runny nose, yellow or green nasal drainage, nasal congestion and sinus headache. Learn more about chronic sinusitis vs. acute sinusitis

START A CONSULTATION SINUS PATIENT APPOINTMENT REQUEST

Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue. 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 sinusitis symptoms.

When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.

Balloon Sinuplasty is now available to patients and performed in your doctor’s office, under local anesthesia. Your physician will recommend the best approach for you.

We now are using an anesthesiologist to provide conscious sedation for all of our in office sinus cases. Learn more about our in office Sinus procedures use Conscious Sedation Anesthesia.

Balloon Sinuplasty How it Works

Patient Testimonial

Five Star ReviewJune 6th, 2020

"I had a ballon sinuplasty performed by Dr. Weiss. Best decision I ever made. Feel great sleep sound no more allergy meds. Dr. Weiss diagnosed me quickly and correctly. Entire staff was great. increased my quality of life tremendously."

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Dr. Weiss offers TruDi operating room technology in the office setting for sinus procedures

Procedure Video Animation

Step 1. A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus via the naturual ostia.

Balloon Sinuplasty Step 1

Step 2. The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening.


Balloon Sinus Step 2

Step 3. Saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out any infection.

Balloon Sinuplasty Step 3

Step 4. THE Entire apparatus IS then REMOVED, LEAVING THE SINUSES OPEN.  NO packing or foreign material is left in the nose.

Balloon Sinuplasty Step 4

Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office

Local Anesthesia

Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office is an option for patients who decline or are ineligible for general anesthesia.

Fast Recovery

While recovery time varies with each patient, most patients who undergo the in-office procedure can return to normal activities and work within 2 days.

Comfortable Surroundings

Experience the procedure in the comfort of your physician’s office rather than a hospital operating room.

High Patient Satisfaction

The majority of patients who had Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office would recommend the procedure to family and friends.

Potential for Significant Cost Savings

Some eligible patients may have lower out-of-pocket costs if the procedure is performed in a lower cost of care setting, such as a physician’s office.

American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck
American Acedemy of Otolayrngic Allergy
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Nueces County Medical Society