If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis or acute rhinosinusitis, you may be a candidate for sinus surgery. Austin Regional Clinic offers a proven, less invasive technology to treat patients with chronic and recurrent acute sinusitis. Called Balloon Sinuplasty or Sinuplasty, ARC Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctors use this procedure to open inflamed sinuses. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis.
Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue. 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 sinusitis symptoms.
Balloon Sinuplasty allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. And, BSP is now offered by some doctors in their office under local anesthesia, so that there is no need to go to an operating room or undergo general anesthesia.
- Less invasive
- Quicker recovery
- Office procedure
Austin Regional Clinic ENTs are available at various locations throughout Central Texas. All ARC ENT specialists are board certified in Otolaryngology. ARC ENT specialists are part of the ARC coordinated care health care team, working together with primary caregivers and specialists to share information pertinent to the well-being of ARC patients. Procedure scheduling, follow-up, and other details are made easy by our coordinated care philosophy.