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Category Archives: Balloon Sinuplasty



Is the Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure the Same Everywhere?

The Balloon Sinuplasty procedure is NOT the same anywhere you go! Balloon sinuplasty is a relatively new treatment for chronic sinus issues. For years ENT doctors had two choices available to treat this issue: Medical therapies and sinus surgery. When medical treatment failed, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) would be offered. Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery […]


Myths About Balloon Sinuplasty

1. The balloon is left in the sinuses Actually no material is left in the sinuses. The balloon is inserted in to the sinus outflow tract, inflated, deflated, then removed. Unlike cardiac blood vessel dilation the sinus outflow tract area is made of fine compressible bone and no stent is left or required. 2. The […]


Sinus Infection Austin TX

Tips to Avoid a Sinus Infection

There are several things you can do to avoid getting a sinus infection. Obviously, washing hands thoroughly, avoiding people with active infection, avoiding cold exposure which dries the sinus lining are all helpful. Allergy control is also critical. Allergic inflammation of the nose and sinuses reduces the natural defenses of the sinus lining making it […]






Swollen Uvula | Sinus & Snoring Specialists Austin TX

Why Do I Wake up with a Swollen Uvula?

Patients present to our office frequently reporting mornings where their uvula is severely swollen. The uvula is the little hanging structure in the back of the throat. It is essentially an extension of the soft palate. The patient will typically report that this occurred after a night of severe snoring. It can cause choking and […]



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