Sinus Headaches, Sinus Infections

Balloon Sinuplasty: An Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Experience

November 30, 2016

2 minutes

Reviewed by Michael Kaplan, MD

Sinus pain involves a lot of symptoms that can make life unpleasant. You might experience postnasal drainage, which is often irritating. The pain can range from uncomfortable to unbearable.
Facial pressure from blocked sinuses, upper dental pain, and frequent bronchitis are just a few of the symptoms of a blocked sinus passage.
Other symptoms include:

  • Sore Throat
  • Halitosis
  • Decreased Sense of Smell
  • Chronic Cough

If you have suffered from any of these symptoms, you might want to consider balloon sinuplasty.

A Less Invasive Procedure

Traditional sinus surgery can leave a person with painful nasal packing, a lot of bleeding, black eyes, and a long recovery process. Balloon sinuplasty is an alternative for people who want a less invasive procedure with little recovery time and little to fear.

The procedure uses a balloon to expand the nasal cavity without cutting the nasal bone or tissue. A thin scope with a light and camera is inserted into the nasal cavity through the nose and places the balloon where sinus flow has been obstructed by inflammation or irregularities.

Balloon sinuplasty has been successful in treating more than 380,000 patients, improving their chronic sinusitis symptoms and their quality of life.

Results of the Procedure

The procedure involves little to no pain and only requires a local anesthetic to be performed. The ability to breathe easier will be quite noticeable soon after the procedure, and patients may return to work in as little as 24 hours.

Balloon sinuplasty can make a huge difference in your life without the need for the surgical removal of tissue or trauma to the sinus area.

Get Balloon Sinuplasty in Houston

Kaplan Sinus Relief has multiple options for the treatment of sinus pain. Dr. Kaplan offers balloon sinuplasty at his office in Houston. The procedure can be done in as little as 21 minutes! Contact Kaplan Sinus Relief today at 713-793-6422 or request an appointment online.


4101 Greenbriar Street, Suite 320

Houston, TX 77098