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Balloon Sinuplasty Specialist

Atkins Expert Sinus Care -  - Sinus Specialist

Atkins Expert Sinus Care

Sinus Specialists located in San Antonio, TX

If long-lasting nasal congestion associated with chronic sinusitis negatively affects your everyday life, you don’t have to live with it. At Atkins Expert Sinus Care in San Antonio, Texas, board-certified otolaryngologist James Atkins, MD, and his team offer innovative, minimally invasive TruDi™ balloon sinuplasty and other simple procedures to restore your breathing. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Atkins over the phone or online to get started today.

Balloon Sinuplasty Q & A

What is balloon sinuplasty?

TruDi balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive, quick procedure Dr. Atkins and his team can perform in-office under IV sedation. It’s highly effective for treating chronic sinusitis, recurrent sinus infections, sinus pain, and sinus pressure. 

During the procedure, Dr. Atkins places a tiny compressed balloon into your sinuses to widen inflamed sinus passages and relieve unpleasant symptoms.

Why might I need balloon sinuplasty?

If other treatments for sinus problems haven’t worked, Dr. Atkins might recommend you undergo balloon sinuplasty to relieve:

  • Headaches
  • Facial or sinus pain
  • Nasal congestion 
  • Runny nose
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Snoring
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeping problems

You might experience these or other symptoms of chronic sinusitis if you experience nasal issues due to allergies, asthma, nasal polyps, a deviated septum, immune system disorders, or exposure to smoke and other irritants.

Is balloon sinuplasty right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty, Dr. Atkins and his team review your medical history and ask about your symptoms. He examines the outside and inside of your nose and might recommend you undergo allergy testing, nasal endoscopy, or in-house CT scans to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan.

What should I expect during balloon sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty is a fast, painless procedure. Dr. Atkins and his team can complete it right in the office under sedation to help relax you. He uses computer guidance to thread a small compressed balloon into blocked sinus passages. Dr. Atkins inflates the balloon for a few seconds to widen the passages. Bleeding is minimal during the procedure.

To diminish nasal congestion and achieve optimal results, Dr. Atkins can complete balloon sinuplasty with other procedures, such as septoplasty or turbinate reduction.

What happens after the procedure?

Recovery time after balloon sinuplasty is quick, so you can resume normal daily activities soon afterward. In fact, you can likely return to work the next day. There’s no need for post-surgery nasal packing. 

If you’ve received a sedative, however, plan to have someone drive you home after the procedure. Success rates with TruDi are high, as most patients are extremely satisfied with their results.

Don’t live with chronic nasal congestion when simple, highly effective balloon sinuplasty can restore your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Atkins Expert Sinus Care by phone or online to get started today.