Sinus Headaches

Suffering with Sinus Pain? Balloon Sinuplasty May Be the Solution!

April 1, 2017

3 minutes

Reviewed by Michael Kaplan, MD

The painful symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis can be overwhelming. The fatigue, headaches, congestion, fevers, swelling can significantly affect your health, work and social life. These symptoms are difficult to treat with medications alone, and your primary doctor may refer you to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist who can determine the best course of treatment.

As bad as the pain of chronic sinusitis can be, no one wants to deal with expensive, invasive surgery either. Luckily, you have better options. There is a new, non-invasive surgical option for treatment of blocked sinuses called Balloon Sinuplasty.  Balloon Sinuplasty is a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics, you may be an ideal candidate for this innovative procedure.
Balloon Sinuplasty is an endoscopic, balloon-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. It is extremely safe, and can be performed on children and adults. This FDA-cleared procedure uses a small, flexible sinus balloon catheter to gently open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring comfortable sinus drainage. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the sinus opening. The sinus can then be irrigated with an antibiotic solution, which can rid the sinus of harmful bacteria. This can eliminate the symptoms of your sinus infections, reducing facial pressure and headaches, and improving nasal breathing.

How Long Does Balloon Sinuplasty Take?

The exact duration of a Balloon Sinuplasty procedure varies depending on the severity of the blocked sinuses and the individual patient. However, on average, the procedure takes roughly one hour to complete, including anesthesia, the actual surgery, and post-anesthesia recovery.

Will My Insurance Carrier Cover the Costs of Balloon Sinuplasty?

Whether or not your insurance carrier will help cover the cost of Balloon Sinuplasty largely depends on your type of coverage and the extent of your sinus issues. Check with your health care provider and your doctor’s office to obtain a complete summary of your benefits. Many insurance companies offer coverage for Balloon Sinuplasty, so be sure to get a copy of your coverage and discuss it with your doctor. Our office will check your benefits for you to make sure you get the coverage you need and deserve.

Lasting Sinus Relief Starts Right Here 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 713-597-7433 or request an appointment online.


4101 Greenbriar Street, Suite 320

Houston, TX 77098