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
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 In-Office is an option for patients who decline or are ineligible for general anesthesia.
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.
Experience the procedure in the comfort of your physician’s office rather than a hospital operating room.
The majority of patients who had Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office would recommend the procedure to family and friends.
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.