At Tejas ENT, our goal is to offer the most effective and innovative treatments to our patients in order to provide symptom resolution.
Chronic Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic healthcare conditions in the United States. Medical therapy, such as antibiotics or topical nasal steroids, is often successful at reducing mucosal swelling and relieving ostial obstructions. However, for over 500,000 patients per year, medical management fails to yield successful results and endoscopic sinus surgery is necessary for alleviating symptoms.
In the past few years, a minimally-invasive treatment for Chronic and Recurring Sinusitis sufferers has been introduced and has proven to be safe, effective, and tolerated by patients.
We are pleased to offer in-office Balloon Sinuplasty if you are unable to achieve resolution from being medically managed. The Balloon Sinuplasty procedure can now be performed in our office.
While Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) is the Gold Standard in sinus surgery, it is nice to offer patients with mild pathology an effective alternative that can be performed in office.
Dr. Tamez has greater than 17 years of experience in medical and surgical management of sinus and nasal pathology and he is confident that he can help you and your family live a happier and healthier life . Call and make an appointment today to start the process of better living.
Sinusitis Treatment: Office Sinus Dilation now offered
Sinusitis sufferers - Find instant relief that lasts
Balloon Sinus Dilation is a minimally invasive option that can be performed right here, in our offices. The goal of office sinus dilation is to reshape anatomy to expand sinus pathways and restore drainage.
Here's how it works:
The procedure utilizes small balloons placed in key places in the nose and sinus, which are then dilated to expand the sinus pathways. It may be an effective, lasting option for some patients whose symptoms do not resolve with medication.
The benefits of office sinus dilation include:
- Delivers instant, lasting reliefi,ii
- Convenient, comfortable office procedureiii
- Quick recovery—most patients return to normal activity in 24 hoursiv
- May reduce healthcare costs
Discuss office sinus dilation with us today! We are trained and experienced users of office sinus dilation technologies.
Make an appointment at our office today to determine if balloon sinus dilation is right for you.
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i Stankiewicz J, Truitt T, Atkins J, Winegar B, Cink P, Raviv J, Henderson D, Tami T. Two-year results: transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 May; 2(3): 199-206.
ii Stankiewicz J, Tami T, Truitt T, Atkins J, Liepert D, Winger B. Transantral, endoscopically guided balloon dilatation of the ostiomeatal complex for chronic rhinosinusitis under local anesthesia. Am J of Rhinology. 2009 May-June; 321-327.
iii Gould, J. In-office balloon dilation: Procedure techniques and outcomes using a malleable multi-sinus dilation tool. ENT Journal. Vendome Healthcare Media, 19 Dec 2012.
iv Stankiewicz J, Truitt T, Atkins J, Winegar B, Cink P, Raviv J, Henderson D, Tami T. Two-year results: transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 May; 2(3): 199-206.