Tired of dragging through daily life while suffering sinus pressure, pain, and headaches? Sinusitis affects 26.9 million Americans, leading them to seek out a cornucopia of over-the-counter medications. Unfortunately for many, these remedies fail to bring relief, leaving them searching for an alternative sinusitis solution from their local ear, nose and throat doctor. If you’re one of the many tired of scraping by with ineffectual treatments, the Open Procedure℠ could offer hope for you.

What Makes Sinus Balloon Surgery Different?

Young man rubbing his face with both hands because of sinus pressure.

Past treatment solutions for chronic sinusitis often involved an invasive surgery to open sinuses. Today however, a minimally-invasive, in-office treatment alternative exists that is safe and effective with no need for cutting and removing sinus bone or tissue, uncomfortable gauze packing procedures or embarrassing bruising. The procedure takes only about an hour and recovery is impressively speedy. Safe and effective, this proven alternative to sinus surgery is called balloon sinuplasty.

How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Help Sinusitis Sufferers?

This minimally-invasive procedure for treating chronic or recurring sinusitis utilizes a tiny nasal balloon to open up narrow or blocked sinus passages, relieving the cause of the pressure and pain associated with chronic sinusitis. By reestablishing proper drainage, other breathing issues including snoring and sleep apnea can be improved, allergy symptoms reduced, and incidences of pneumonia circumvented.

Why is Balloon Sinuplasty Superior to Surgical Treatment Options?

One of the biggest advantages of sinus ballooning compared to traditional sinuplasty surgery is the sinus balloon surgery recovery time. Just 1-2 days following this simple, 1-hour in-office procedure, you can return to normal activities. Because the body’s natural sinus openings and surrounding tissue are preserved, future treatment options are not limited for those with progressive sinus issues. Safe and effective, it can be used with other surgery options or medications – or help you break free from medications completely, finally achieving relief from your sinusitis symptoms. In fact, treatment results are so remarkable, 95% of patients who’ve undergone the procedure would choose to have it again.

Young man outside, breathing deeply after the Open Procedure.

Balloon Sinuplasty Facts & Stats

Patients have had success with our procedure

"You gave me a whole new outlook on life."

"My nose used to be so stuffy, and now it is perfect. I tell everyone who has a problem with their nose to come see you."

Please note:  Every patient is unique, and your results may vary.

Sinus Pain Relief Patient

"I can finally breathe and smell better."

"It is a fantastic feeling! I always tell everyone what a wonderful job Dr. Gergits has done."

Patient Success Stories

Please note:  Every patient is unique, and your results may vary.

Effective solutions for chronic sinusitis patients

"You have saved my life!  I can finally breathe again."

"I tell anybody that will listen to me that this worked great for me and really changed my life. Thank you so much Dr. Gergits!"

Patient Success Stories

Please note:  Every patient is unique, and your results may vary.

What Does the Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure Involve?

The non-invasive procedure typically takes about an hour, with virtually no post-procedure recovery and observation time necessary. For your comfort and convenience, it is performed in our state-of-the-art facilities. During the procedure, you will receive a  local anesthetic, (similar to those used by your dentist) depending on your needs. Afterward, a tiny, FDA-approved balloon will be inserted through your nostril(s) to open the blockages in your sinuses. Similar to the angioplasty procedure for blocked arteries, the balloon is slowly inflated to expand the sinus opening, allowing for the restructuring necessary for proper sinus drainage. The balloon is then deflated and withdrawn. A saline solution could then be used to flushout built-up mucus.  After leaving the office, you can expect  minimal pain and bleeding. You should avoid blowing your nose and heavy physical activity for 24 hours following the procedure, sleep with your head elevated, rinse with a saline nasal solution, and take oral antibiotics or corticosteroids as directed for the prevention of infection or discomfort.

Graphic of instrumentation locating a clogged sinus to dilate.Graphic of clear sinuses thanks to minimally invasive Open Procedure.

Is Sinusitis Balloon Surgery Right for Me?

Those suffering chronic sinusitis or sinus infections lasting more than 12 weeks who have not responded well to medications are ideal candidates for the balloon sinuplasty procedure. Other good candidates for sinus ballooning include those suffering from…

4+ cases of acute sinusitis annually
Allergic Sinusitis
Post nasal drip

Nasal polyps
Deviated septum
Persistent congestion with discolored drainage

Chronic sore throat with hoarse voice
Persistent sinus headaches
Snoring & Sleep Apnea

How Soon Can I Schedule Balloon Sinuplasty and Receive Treatment?

To avoid the need for multiple appointments and provide patients relief in the most cost- and time-effective way possible, Dr. Gergits has outfitted the Sinus & Allergy Wellness Center of North Scottsdale with all the necessary equipment to streamline the testing and insurance approval process in a single appointment, where necessary CT scans, lab work, cultures, and related procedures are performed. The very next appointment you schedule will be your procedure. By reducing the need to schedule necessary procedures at the area hospital, waiting time is reduced from weeks to mere days.

Mature female patient happily scheduling a recheck at the appointment desk of Sinus and Allergy Wellness Center.

How Much Does Balloon Sinuplasty Cost?

Insurance typically covers most, if not all,  of this affordable procedure for those whose sinuses show an obstruction. It is best to undergo testing and have a CT scan when you’re experiencing sinusitis symptoms, rather than beforehand or between flare-ups, to better ensure insurance coverage. 

Why Choose Sinus & Allergy Wellness Center?

With state-of-the-art facilities fully equipped to handle your sinus procedure from soup to nuts in just two visits, board-certified ENT specialist Dr. Franklyn Gergits and his team of skilled, compassionate ENT professionals have hundreds of satisfied patients. Providing some of the most innovative treatments on the market, including the latest breakthrough in sinus and nasal polyp treatment, Sinuva™, a technologically-advanced implant that delivers anti-inflammatory steroids directly to the site of nasal polyps for long-term inflammation relief, Dr. Gergits’ services are unsurpassed and clientele exceptionally grateful and loyal. Whether you’re suffering from sinus and nasal problems, allergies, frequent ear infections, snoring or sleep apnea, you can trust in Dr. Gergits and the caring, compassionate team at the Sinus & Allergy Wellness Center for the highest-quality, cutting-edge treatments available.

Not sure if this sinus surgery or another sinus opening procedure is right for you? Meet Dr. Franklyn Gergits in-person and  learn more about your condition and the wide array of options available to you. Open up to new possibilities: contact the Sinus & Allergy Wellness Center of North Scottsdale today!

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