Why Balloon Sinuplasty Is a Good Option

December 13, 2016

2 minutes

Reviewed by Michael Kaplan, MD

Do you suffer from chronic sinusitis? Have all the aggressive medical treatments—long courses of antibiotics and steroids, sinus irrigations—failed to relieve your symptoms? If so, balloon sinuplasty might be a good treatment option for you.
Balloon sinuplasty will clear your blocked sinuses so you can breathe normally again. Using this new and minimally-invasive procedure, doctors are achieving a high success rate in relieving the symptoms of chronic sinusitis.

The Procedure

Balloon sinuplasty is used to dilate your blocked sinus passages. A thin catheter is inserted into your sinus cavity, and then a small balloon is sent up the catheter and inflated.
The inflated balloon opens the sinus passages, allowing blockages to drain. Once the passages are drained, normal sinus function will be restored.

What to Expect

Following your procedure, you can expect to have clear nasal passages. Your breathing will become easier and you may experience fewer sinus infections in the long term.
This nonsurgical procedure is proving to have fewer negative side effects than traditional sinus surgeries and reduces the swelling that is common following more traditional surgical treatments. Many patients report that they experience some fatigue after the procedure, but few report any pain.


The sinuplasty procedure is performed in the office and requires only local anesthesia, making recovery time faster. So the procedure is a good choice for patients who want to avoid a long recovery.
It is also a good choice for people who are nervous about surgery in general or are not good candidates for surgery due to other health issues. Recovery will vary from patient to patient, but most patients generally feel well enough to resume normal activities within two days.
Balloon sinuplasty is a good option for chronic sinusitis sufferers. It will improve your breathing without invasive surgery and have you back to normal in days. It is a good option to end the pain associated with sinusitis.

Balloon Sinuplasty in Houston

This innovative procedure can be performed by Dr. Kaplan right here in our Houston office near West University in as little as 21 minutes! To learn more about Dr. Kaplan, contact our office at 713-793-6422 or request an appointment online.


4101 Greenbriar Street, Suite 320

Houston, TX 77098