Balloon Sinuplasty

Should I Get IV Sedation for Balloon Sinuplasty?

April 15, 2019

3 minutes

Reviewed by Michael Kaplan, MD

Intravenous (IV) sedation for balloon sinuplasty provides patients who experience anxiety over surgical procedures with a way to achieve sinus relief.

Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive sinus surgery that more and more patients are opting for over traditional sinus surgery. The procedure is best known for its successful treatment of recurrent sinus infections; however, patients also seek out balloon sinuplasty for snoring treatment, severe sinus congestion treatment, and more.  

If you or a loved one struggles with sinus issues but is held back from finding relief due to worries about surgery, learn how IV sedation can alleviate those concerns and put you on the track to easier breathing.

What do IV sedation patients experience during balloon sinuplasty?

Before we get into the particulars of IV sedation for balloon sinuplasty, it’s important to review how it differs from general anesthesia. Under general anesthesia, patients experience complete unconsciousness, cannot be roused, and must have their vitals monitored by an anesthesiologist.

During surgical procedures with IV sedation, patients experience what is known as “twilight sleep.” In this state, patients are “semi-awake,” can respond to questions, and can receive instructions. Most importantly, however, patients experience a state of calmness throughout procedures performed using IV sedation.

As can be seen in balloon sinuplasty with IV sedation reviews, IV sedation has helped many patients overcome their fear of surgical procedures and provided them with much-needed relief from their chronic sinus problems.

What do IV sedation patients experience after balloon sinuplasty?

After the procedure, most patients who choose IV sedation for balloon sinuplasty do not remember anything about their procedure. Patients also recover from the effects of the sedative very quickly, although some feelings of sluggishness or heaviness may remain for a few hours after the surgery is complete. You can read more about what to expect from balloon sinuplasty recovery on our blog.

Discuss IV sedation for balloon sinuplasty with an expert

Dr. Kaplan of Kaplan Sinus Relief is one of the nation’s leading balloon sinuplasty experts and has helped thousands of patients find reprieve from chronic sinus issues. Not only is Dr. Kaplan one of the few sinus doctors in Houston to provide balloon sinuplasty, but his practice is also the only private practice in the nation to offer state-of-the-art TGS navigation in the office for sinus surgeries, including balloon sinuplasty.

Why suffer from chronic sinus issues for years when you could find relief in under 20 minutes? For more information about balloon sinuplasty with IV sedation, call 713-766-1818 or request an appointment online today!

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