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Issues with sinuses can be caused by different reasons including a deviated septum. These issues tend to interfere with overall quality of life for weeks, months or even years on end. The good news is that over the years, new technology and methods have emerged to treat chronic sinus issues. For many, surgery may be the best option. Two common procedures eliminating airway obstructions include septoplasty and balloon sinuplasty. Many otolaryngologists perform septoplasty and balloon sinuplasty separately, however, American Sinus’ unique Honrubia Technique™ combines both procedures to eliminate all nasal issues in one visit.
Both septoplasty and balloon sinuplasty are surgeries meant to facilitate breathing by opening the airways.
Septoplasty is surgery inside the nose to straighten a deviated septum from an injury or natural growth. The septum separates the inside of the nose into two chambers, and if deviated, can block one or both chambers of the nose resulting in difficulty breathing and nasal congestion.
A balloon sinuplasty is a treatment designed to drain blocked sinuses without cutting or removing any parts of the nose. A tiny balloon is inserted into the inflamed sinus and inflated to expand the sinus openings. Then, a saline solution is prayed into the infected sinus to help remove debris, followed by a removal of the balloon. This procedure is a good option for those who suffer from chronic sinus infections, sinus congestion, and other sinus conditions.
The Honrubia balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive twenty-minute procedure. It is a hybrid of a traditional balloon sinuplasty, incorporating additional procedures such as septoplasty, turbinate reduction and ethmoidectomy, all performed under general anesthesia in an office setting that allows for a more comprehensive surgery as well as a more aggressive irrigation of the sinuses.
The Honrubia Technique™ offers less bleeding, scarring, and pain compared to traditional sinus surgery because it preserves the cilia and corrects the natural sinus ostia to restore sinus drainage and function with maximum bone and tissue preservation. This procedure provides for better immediate results.
If you are experiencing difficulty breathing due to blocked nasal passages, you might want to consult with a specialist to figure out the true reason behind it. Contact our board-certified physicians in Otolaryngology to relieve the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis!