Balloon Sinuplasty


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Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can drastically improve the quality of life for even chronic sufferers of sinusitis. Taking only approximately 20 minutes, the procedure is done in the office and there is no need for a lengthy hospital visit. Studies has shown that Balloon Sinuplasty can reduce facial pain, improve sleep quality, reduce use of antibiotics, reduce the number of doctor visits and allow easier performance of day to day activities.

The Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty are:

  • Treatment of Recurring Sinus Infections – Patients who suffer from Chronic Sinus Infections find relief from Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Reduction of Headaches due to Sinus Pressure- Patients who have undergone Balloon Sinuplasty find relief from their sinus related headaches
  • Minimally invasive and done in-office – Performed at the Mackie Clinic and you are home at your own home at the end of the procedure
  • Restoration of Normal Breathing – Patients who have had the Balloon Sinuplasty surgery often express that they can move, work and live better now that their nasal airways have been opened

Dr Mackie has done sinus surgery for over 35 years and has done over 1,000 Balloon Sinuplasties at his own clinic. If you have any questions or think Balloon Sinuplasty is right for you, please call our Ent Specialists at the Edinburg Mackie clinic today.

Frequently Asked Questions about Balloon Sinuplasty

What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon Sinuplasty is a procedure offered by The Mackie Clinic that is minimally invasive, can be done in one visit (after consulting with Dr Mackie), is an alternative to medications intended to treat sinusitis and provide relief from sinusitis.

What symptoms are Balloon Sinuplasty procedures intended to treat?

Balloon Sinuplasty is helpful in treating symptoms associated with sinusitis including: stuffy nose, cough, nasal blockage, nasal discharge, facial and sinus pressure and headaches.

Am I a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty?

If you have experienced any number of the symptoms above and have suffered with chronic or recurrent sinusitis, you may find relief from sinusitis through Balloon Sinuplasty

Is my Balloon Sinuplasty covered by my insurance?

Most insurances cover Balloon Sinuplasty. Balloon Sinuplasty is covered by insurance. Contact us at The Mackie Clinic to find out if Balloon Sinuplasty is right for you.

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Safe?

Long term studies indicated that Patients who get treatment from sinusitis symptoms, using Balloon Sinuplasty show significant improvement in symptoms within 2 years.

Can Dr Mackie resolve my eustachian tube disorder (pressure inside ears)?

Yes, we offer balloon eustachian tuboplasty. This is slightly different then our Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure. Please call us with any questions on Eustachian Tube Disorders at 956-631-2957.

Do I need to repeat the balloon sinuplasty procedure?

No, we have heard some patients share that they have been advised to do more than one Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure at other clinic. At The Mackie Clinic, we free your sinuses in one procedure- follow up procedures are not needed.

What are some precautions I need to take during my Balloon Sinuplasty Visit?

Before your Balloon Sinuplasty surgery, the patient must do the following: no blood thinners prior to surgery, you will need someone to drive you home after the procedure and we recommend you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. If you have any more questions on balloon sinuplasty, give us a call at 956-631-2957.

  1. Long-term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: two-year follow-up. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.2008 Sep;139(3 Suppl 3):S38-46. doi: 10.1016/j.otohns.2008.06.008.

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