If you live with constant congestion, sinus infections, headaches, and other symptoms of chronic sinusitis, a Balloon Sinuplasty in Katy could bring you the relief you need, at last. Balloon Sinuplasty is an advanced, minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment.

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What is a Balloon Sinuplasty?

A Balloon Sinuplasty is a groundbreaking advance in the treatment of chronic sinusitis. Rather than a surgical approach which removes bone or tissue, this treatment involves placing a catheter with an inflatable small balloon into the nostrils, inflating the balloon to open the breathing passages. The balloon is then deflated and removed. Healthy breathing is typically restored immediately.

What is the Procedure?

The Balloon Sinuplasty is a painless treatment, often performed with intravenous sedation and local anesthesia. During the procedure, the patient is resting comfortably on a reclining treatment chair. The nasal passages will be numbed with an anesthetic spray, and then further numbed by inserting anesthesia-infused cotton into the nostrils.

Once the area is numbed, a slim catheter is guided into the sinuses. The catheter contains a small balloon, which is inflated to open the sinuses. It may be inflated a second time for some patients.

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Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty 

The Balloon Sinuplasty procedure delivers relief, and has many important benefits for people who suffer from the symptoms of chronic sinusitis:

  • Less invasive than standard sinus surgery.
  • No cutting or removal of tissue or bone.
  • Clears sinus passages.
  • Less trauma to the sinuses.
  • Less post-op pain.
  • Fast recovery time.
  • Excellent results.
  • Fast procedure.
  • In most cases, no general anesthesia is needed.
  • Fewer health risks than surgical intervention.

What is the Recovery Time for a Balloon Sinuplasty?

After the procedure, you are free to return home, and back to your regular activities in 24 to 48 hours. You may experience some minor blood in nasal discharge. You should avoid vigorous physical activities such as workouts, jogging, or sports for two weeks. If you feel any lingering pain, over the counter medication is usually all that is needed. 

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Am I a Candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty?

You may be a candidate for this innovative treatment if:

  • You have experienced four or more bouts of sinus infection in a year.
  • Your sinus infections have not responded to medication.
  • You suffer from chronic sinusitis.
  • You experience painful symptoms such as headaches, facial pain, nasal discharge, and others.
  • You have trouble breathing through your nose.
  • You have bad breath.
  • You have a constant runny nose.
  • Your upper teeth, jaw, or face aches.

How Long Will the Results Last?

The relief patients experience typically continues for about two years for most people, or longer. 

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Why Choose Texas ENT Specialists in Katy?

A Balloon Sinuplasty must be performed by a board-certified ENT, or ear, nose, and throat specialist. At Texas ENT Specialists in Katy, TX, you can be confident that your treatment will be performed with the skills needed to bring you breathing relief if you suffer from chronic sinusitis and no medication has been successful. We are patient-focused, professional, and genuinely care about the people we treat.

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