Balloon Sinuplasty: The Key to Relieving Your Sinus Pain

Sinus pain can be a nightmare, especially when it affects your daily life and leaves you feeling frustrated and exhausted. The constant use of medication and nasal sprays can also take a toll on your overall health.

Balloon Sinuplasty is a procedure that can help you by addressing the root cause of sinus pain - an obstructed passage. 

Unlike traditional surgeries, this minimally invasive procedure offers a fast recovery time and can provide quick relief to your symptoms. The benefits of this procedure are numerous, including improved quality of life and a reduction in dependence on medication. 

If you suffer from recurring sinus pain or sinusitis, Balloon Sinuplasty might be the solution you've been looking for.

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What Is Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses caused by infection, allergies, or other irritants.

Symptoms can include:

  • Facial pain and pressure
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Headaches
  • Loss of smell
  • Fever
  • Bad breath
  • Nasal congestion
  • Cough

Treatment usually consists of decongestants, nasal sprays, and other medications depending on the cause and severity.

However, these treatments may not be enough if you’re suffering from chronic sinus infections or recurring sinusitis.

What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive sinus procedure also known as balloon sinus dilation. During the procedure a small balloon catheter is used to gently inflate and widen blocked sinus passages.

Balloon Sinuplasty has been used for over 10 years with excellent results. Patients who undergo the procedure usually experience improved sinusitis symptoms and fewer chronic sinus infections.

Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty

The primary advantage of Balloon Sinuplasty is that it provides long-lasting and effective relief for sinus pain. Other benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty include:

No time in a hospital needed because the procedure is typically performed in the office.

Minimal recovery time - patients can return to normal activity quickly.

No general anesthesia is required, reducing the risk of complications.

Since the procedure is less invasive, there is little bleeding and pain.

Balloon Sinuplasty is minimally invasive


Dr. Kevin Browne and his team will use topical anesthetics to numb the sinuses. He uses a specialized endoscope to locate the treatment area and place a catheter with a very small balloon on the end.

Sinus balloon surgery graphic

Dilate & Restore

The little balloon is gently inflated to expand and dilate the sinus passageways. When the balloon is deflated and removed, the passages remain open to restore normal sinus drainage.

The Balloon Sinuplasty procedure gives you immediate relief


Balloon Sinuplasty takes about an hour, and patients experience a feeling of immediate relief and can resume normal activities quickly. Most can return to work or school within 24-48 hours.

Is Balloon Sinuplasty a Permanent Fix?

The sinus balloon procedure is considered permanent and doesn’t require any implants or supports afterwards. It reshapes the walls of the sinus cavities so that they can drain better in the future. This is why Balloon Sinuplasty is considered a permanent remedy.

What Are the Risks?

In general, the risks of Balloon Sinuplasty are minimal. Some patients experience mild pain or bleeding from the procedure.

Some rarely-occurring risks include internal scarring, infection, and damage to the orbital or ethmoid sinuses.

However, risks are minimized when working with a sinus specialist who specializes in Balloon Sinuplasty. Our team at San Antonio Sinus has the expertise to ensure a successful procedure.

Is It Covered by Insurance?

The cost of Balloon Sinuplasty varies depending on the complexity of the procedure and your insurance coverage.

Most insurance plans cover Balloon Sinuplasty. It is best to talk with us or your insurance provider to discuss the details of coverage and payment options.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Typically, patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis or recurrent sinus infections are good candidates for Balloon Sinuplasty. 

Patients must first undergo diagnostic tests to evaluate their sinus passage blockage and determine if the procedure is right for them. Individuals with previous sinus surgeries, sinus tumors, or severe nasal polyps may not be suitable candidates for Balloon Sinuplasty.

Schedule Today to Find an Effective Treatment for Your Chronic Sinus Pain

Balloon Sinuplasty is an effective and minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve chronic sinus issues. It has a high success rate with minimal discomfort and recovery time. At San Antonio Sinus, our experienced specialists have helped numerous patients find lasting relief from chronic sinusitis using Balloon Sinuplasty. If you're interested in learning more about whether Balloon Sinuplasty is right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Important Safety Information
Balloon Sinuplasty Technology is intended for use by or under the direction of a physician.  Consult your physician for a full discussion of associated risks and benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty Technology and to determine whether this procedure is right for you.