The American Sinus Institute in Houston offers Balloon Sinuplasty as a safe, effective treatment for sinusitis. This FDA-approved process provides sufferers of sinusitis a new approach to clearing their blocked sinuses and it helps patients breathe normally again.
This relatively new procedure is minimally invasive and is a great option for anyone who has not responded well to other medical treatments in the past and still continues to suffer from the uncomfortable symptoms related to chronic sinusitis.
During a Balloon Sinuplasty procedure, our Houston doctors will dilate the patient’s sinus passages. They will then insert a wire catheter into the sinus passage with a small balloon advanced over the wire. The balloon will be inflated and, as it inflates, it will open up the sinus passages, draining out any blockages. This helps to restore normal sinus functions.
With Balloon Sinuplasty, sinus tissue is not removed as it is in traditional sinus surgery. Instead, the sinus cavity is widened without any incisions or trauma in the sinus area. This results in less post-procedure pain, less scarring, less bleeding, and a faster recovery time.
Our Houston Balloon Sinuplasty doctors view the treatment as an effective alternative to more invasive procedures, especially for children. It is a safe, proven way to rid patients of the symptoms of chronic sinusitis. It can also relieve other types of nasal breathing problems that are often worsened by sinusitis.