Balloon Sinuplasty in North Texas

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What is balloon sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat a severe sinus infection or chronic sinusitis. With a sinus infection, the nasal passages become inflamed, causing them to swell and reduce in diameter. This constriction prevents mucus and bacteria from being able to drain properly from the cavity of the nose. The result leads to pain and trouble breathing. To release abnormal sinus pressure and heal an infection, balloon sinuplasty is performed. This treatment is a modern and less invasive solution compared to conventional sinus surgery. To see if this therapy is right for you, call Cross Timbers ENT in Midlothian, Mansfield, or Arlington, TX today.

How is balloon sinuplasty performed?

ProcedureA balloon sinuplasty is considered an outpatient procedure and is performed either on-site at Cross Timbers ENT or at a local surgery center or hospital. First, local or general anesthesia will be used. Then, a very thin endoscope with a flashlight at the end will be inserted up the sinus cavity to provide a good visual of the area. Next, a flexible balloon catheter will be introduced up the nose. Once in place, the balloon will be slowly inflated to expand the sinus opening. Once complete, the catheter will be removed and you'll be free to go home.

Balloon Sinuplasty FAQ

Does balloon sinuplasty hurt?

No, most patients don’t feel any pain during a balloon sinuplasty procedure. Before we begin, the treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. Some patients report feeling a slight sense of pressure if they feel anything at all.

Is balloon sinuplasty safe?

A study published in the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology found that balloon sinuplasty is safe and effective for the majority of patients and can significantly improve the overall quality of life. Balloon sinuplasty was approved by the FDA in 2005, with hundreds of thousands of patients having undergone this procedure since.

Is balloon sinuplasty permanent?

Many patients don’t need more than one treatment, but it will depend on your sinus health, among other factors.

How long does a balloon sinuplasty procedure take?

Most balloon sinuplasty procedures can be completed within an hour.

How long is recovery after balloon sinuplasty?

Patients can go home immediately after their procedure, with most able to return to normal activities within about 24 – 48 hours. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least seven days.

Learn more about balloon sinuplasty

If you suffer from chronic sinus infections, consider balloon sinuplasty at Cross Timbers ENT. This is an innovative therapy that has provided nearly instant pain relief for many patients, enabling them to enjoy their day without debilitating sinus pressure. Contact our expert team in Arlington, Midlothian, or Mansfield today to book an appointment. 

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