IV Sedation: A Relaxing New Option for Balloon Sinuplasty in Houston

If you’re considering balloon sinuplasty in Houston as a treatment for your sinus issues but are nervous about the procedure itself, we have the solution. Intravenous (IV) sedation is a great option for patients who experience high anxiety that provides a more comfortable, relaxing experience.

“The IV sedation option Dr. Kaplan offers made me feel relaxed and confident in my balloon sinuplasty procedure.”

- Satisfied Patient

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How IV sedation can improve your balloon sinuplasty procedure

Balloon sinuplasty is already pain-free, but for those who get nervous during medical procedures, IV sedation can make you more comfortable and less anxious before, during, and after the procedure. 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. This is different to general anesthesia where patients experience unconsciousness during their procedures. Most importantly, patients experience a state of calmness throughout procedures performed using IV sedation.


Discuss IV Sedation for Balloon Sinuplasty with Dr. Kaplan

Dr. Kaplan, MD is one of the few Houston balloon sinuplasty surgeons who offer the option of intravenous sedation with an anesthesiologist. An anesthesia provider administers intravenous medications to keep patients lightly sedated and comfortable during the procedure.

Balloon sinuplasty itself is a simple three-step procedure that is painless and minimally invasive all while being performed 100% in-office. By offering patients the option of IV sedation, we have been able to connect even more sinusitis sufferers with the relief they deserve.


Locate Blocked Sinus Pathway

Dr. Kaplan locates the affected sinus area(s).

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Clogged sinuses don’t drain properly, causing sinus issues.


Insert + Inflate Balloon

Dr. Kaplan gently positions, inserts, and inflates the small balloon to reshape the sinus.

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A small endoscopic balloon is inserted into the affected sinus area pain-free due to IV sedation.


Drainage Restored

The balloon is carefully removed from the reshaped sinus area and proper drainage is restored.

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A saline solution flushes the remaining buildup, restoring drainage while you stay relaxed.

Can Balloon Sinuplasty give you relief?

If you're wondering how to find lasting relief from sinus symptoms, take our quiz to see if balloon sinuplasty is your answer. A few simple questions could put you on your path to better breathing.

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