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Category Archives: Balloon Sinuplasty

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 […]


What is Balloon Sinuplasty? | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

What Exactly Is a Balloon Sinuplasty?

There has been a lot of information and advertising about balloon sinuplasty over the last few years. This is very exciting technology as it allows for the successful resolution of many nasal and sinus issues with a non-surgical technique. On the other hand, if you look a little deeper, there is a big difference between what […]


Will Fixing My Sinuses Give Me a 6-Pack? | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

Will Fixing My Sinuses Give Me a 6-Pack?

It seems like there’s a new crazy health claim every week. But there is actual science behind the idea that breathing affects a person’s athletic ability. Many elite athletes have seen Dr. Slaughter for exactly this reason. The nose has a job. It is intended to filter, humidify, and warm the air we breathe. You […]


Balloon Sinuplasty

Untrue Myths About Balloon Sinuplasty

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. The sinus dilation […]




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