Balloon sinuplasty can eliminate frequent sinus infections

A sinus infection occurs when your sinuses become inflamed by bacteria, viruses, mold, allergies, or other irritants. The inflammation of your nasal tissues cuts off proper drainage, leading to congestion, facial pressure, headaches or even a cough. If you experience frequent, long-lasting sinus infections — also known as chronic sinusitis — minimally invasive balloon sinuplasty in Houston is an effective treatment for severe sinus infections that can deliver lasting relief in as little as 20 minutes.

“Dr. Kaplan is an outstanding surgeon and did an amazing job restoring my sinuses. The balloon sinuplasty that he is an expert in is the best procedure to correct your sinus problems. One month after my surgery, my sinuses are completely open. If you need sinus surgery, Dr. Kaplan is your best option hands down.”

- Thomas

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How blocked sinuses can cause frequent sinus infections

A sinus infection is most frequently caused by bacteria settling in your sinuses, resulting in inflammation, pain, and blockages. If your sinuses are overly narrow or otherwise misshapen, this may also contribute to improper drainage. When your sinuses can’t drain properly, it can cause a breeding ground for bacteria, leading to painful infections that won’t go away with simple over-the-counter treatments.

Though it has similar symptoms to the common cold, chronic sinusitis lasts a lot longer and frequently creates additional symptoms such as chronic headaches, discolored mucus (usually green or yellow), facial pressure, nausea, post-nasal drip, and cough. Untreated sinusitis symptoms can lead to further complications. Fortunately, balloon sinuplasty is quick, effective treatment for severe sinus infections, and can be the key to stopping your frequent sinus infections in their tracks.


Stop sinus infections sooner with balloon sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty is a non-invasive, in-office procedure that treats chronic sinusitis, sinus-related headaches, and other sinus-related symptoms, providing patients long-lasting relief from their frequent sinus infections. During the procedure, your ENT uses a tiny balloon to widen the nasal passageways, restore normal drainage, preventing infections and helping you to breathe better while relieving headaches and facial pressure.

It’s that simple. The best part? The procedure takes less than 20 minutes and most patients are back at work between 24 and 48 hours. Due to its quick and effective nature, balloon sinuplasty has become an increasingly attractive treatment for severe and frequent sinus infections.


Locate Blocked Sinus Pathway

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

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Clogged passageways create painful symptoms and are breeding grounds for infection.


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 widens the affected sinus area, restoring drainage.


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, providing quick symptom relief.

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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How Kaplan Sinus Relief delivers Houston’s best sinus infection treatment

As the pioneer of balloon sinuplasty for sinus infections in Houston, Dr. Kaplan offers several innovations to ensure your balloon sinuplasty experience is as safe, effective, and relaxing as possible.


4101 Greenbriar Street, Suite 320

Houston, TX 77098