Balloon Sinuplasty in Flower Mound, TX
There are many techniques to enlarge the obstructed opening to the sinuses. One innovative technique involves using a balloon to dilate the entrance to the sinuses. This minimally invasive technique is called balloon sinus dilation or balloon sinuplasty, during which Dr. Bickert threads a guide wire equipped with a tiny balloon into the nostrils and up to the area of blockage. Once inserted, he then inflates the balloon just enough to open the passageway. Since the procedure is so minimally invasive with no cutting or scraping of the sinuses, and the recovery time is minimal.
Balloon Sinuplasty can be performed in Dr. Bickert’s office with local anesthesia, which allows you to have a speedier recovery and get back to your normal life quickly. Dr. Bickert is an expert in the area of balloon catheter dilation, and was one of the first at performing the procedure for sinus surgery in the state of Texas.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective procedure for sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications and have either had a sinus infection for more than 12 weeks or have 4 or more sinus infections each year. These patients are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms.
With Balloon Sinuplasty, ENT doctors open inflamed sinuses in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Balloon Sinuplasty allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, this innovative procedure does not include cutting to remove bone or tissue from the nose.
The benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty include:
Since 2005, more than 375,000 patients have been treated safely with Balloon Sinuplasty.
- Proven Effective
Most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life through 2 years following surgery. 1
- Fast Recovery
While recovery time varies with each patient, recovery is typically fast. In a study of in-office balloon dilation, most patients returned to work and normal activity within 2 days.2
Balloon Sinuplasty is minimally invasive and the procedure can be performed right in your ENT’s office. More than 35,000 procedures have been safely completed in the office.
If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to medications , you may be a candidate for the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure. ENT doctors use this minimally invasive procedure for their sinusitis patients. Balloon Sinuplasty is clinically proven to be a safe and effective procedure option that improves sinus sufferers’ quality of life.
1. Weiss RL, Church CA, et al. Long-term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: two-year follow up. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008;139:S38-S46.
2. Karanfilov B, Silvers S, Pasha R, Sikand A, Shikani A, Sillers M; for the ORIOS2 study investigators. Office-based balloon sinus dilation: a prospective, multicenter study of 203 patients. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013;3(5):404-411.
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Important Safety Information
Balloon Sinuplasty Technology is intended for use by or under the direction of a physician. Balloon Sinuplasty Technology has associated risks, including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, or possible optic injury. Consult your physician for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this procedure is right for you.