Balloon Sinuplasty for Chronic Sinusitis in Georgetown TX

Georgetown ENT is the leading provider for minimally invasive surgical treatment for patients with chronic sinusitis.

Do You have Recurring Sinus Pain or Pressure and are a Candidate for Sinus Surgery? 

Symptoms of sinusitis include facial pain or pressure, nasal obstruction and/or nasal discharge. The board certified otolaryngologist at Georgetown Ear, Nose & Throat are proud to offer advanced treatments for sinusitis including minimally invasive balloon assisted sinus surgery. This technique uses a tiny balloon to restore normal drainage and function to diseased sinuses with minimal discomfort. It also reduces the need for nasal packing and permitting return to normal daily activities within 24-48 hours.

In many cases, it is possible to perform Balloon sinus surgery under local anesthesia in our Georgetown office without undergoing a general anesthetic in the operating room.

Dr. Scott Franklin performs the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure to treat sinusitis that involves no cutting or removal of bone/tissue. To set up an appointment to see if Balloon Sinuplasty is right for you, call Georgetown ENT at (512) 869-0604

Sinus Procedures with Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.

Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue. Published clinical data shows that Balloon SInuplasty is safe and effective, and patients received statistically and clinically significant improvement in their sinusitis symptoms.1

The following illustrations show how Balloon Sinuplasty opens a blocked left maxillary sinus:

A diagram of the human sinuses.

Step 1. A soft, flexible guidewire is inserted into the blocked sinus

step 1 diagram

Step 2. The balloon is advanced over the guidewire and is inflated to gently expand the sinus opening

step 2 diagram

Step 3. Fluid is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out any pus or mucus.

step 3 diagram

Step 4. The balloon is removed, leaving the sinuses open.

step 4 diagram

Balloon Sinuplasty may now be performed in a doctor’s office under local anesthesia.

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective procedure for many patients seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms:

Most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life through 2 years following surgery.1


1. Weiss, et al. “Long-term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: Two-year follow-up.” Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2008, Vol. 139, pp. S38-S46.

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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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To see if Balloon Sinuplasty is right for you, call Georgetown Ear, Nose & Throat at (512) 869-0604.