Sinus Surgery in Georgetown, Texas

Sinus Surgeon Scott Franklin at Georgetown ENT is a board certified expert in the treatment of sinus conditions. With a central office located in Georgetown TX, we are conveniently located to offer patients near Round Rock and Norh Austin the latest techniques in sinus surgery. 

Patients with recurrent acute sinus infections and those with sinus pressure and weather-related sinus headaches due to small sinus openings often benefit from enlargement of these openings. Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology utilizes a soft flexible illuminated wire guide to navigate the nasal and sinus passages. Without having to remove tissue or bones, a small balloon catheter is passed over the wire and used to dilate blocked sinus openings. There is minimal patient discomfort, almost no bleeding, and very little recovery time. Georgetown ENT has been the area pioneer of this technology since its introduction.

At Georgetown ENT we are pleased to be able to offer in-office balloon catheter dilation (Sinuplasty™) of the sinuses under local anesthesia. For properly selected patients with chronic sinus pain, weather-related sinus pressure and recurring sinus infections, this in-office procedure has the potential to provide dramatic improvement with minimal risk, minimal discomfort and rapid recovery.

If you are looking for an expert in minimally invasive sinus surgery in Georgetown, TX or the surrounding areas of Round Rock or Austin, contact ENT Specialist Dr. Scott Franklin at Georgetown ENT for Balloon Sinuplasty treatment. To request an appointment call 1-512-869-0604

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What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

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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:

  • Safe
    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.

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For expert sinus surgery in the Round Rock or Georgetown TX area, call 1-512-869-0604.