Balloon Sinuplasty™

The benefits of Baloon Sinuplasty

Safe and Effective

While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, clinical research has indicated the Balloon Sinuplasty™ System to be safe and effective in improving symptoms of sinusitis.

Minimally Invasive


The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices that enter entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinus openings, and in many cases, without tissue or bone removal.


Minimal Bleeding 

Because in many instances no tissue or bone is removed when using this technology, there may be little bleeding associated with the procedure.

Quick Recovery Time

While recovery time varies with each patient, many people can quickly return to normal activities.

Does Not Limit Treatment Options

This technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies or sinus surgery techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if you have progressive disease. This technology has associated risks, including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, or possible optic injury. 

Balloon Sinuplasty™ risks and benefits will be discussed with each patient individually to determine whether this procedure is right for them.

Procedure Overview

Graphic of Balloon Catheter Insertion

Step 1.

A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus.

Graphic of Balloon Catheter Inflation

Step 2.

The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening

Graphic of Balloon Catheter Spraying Saline Solution

Step 3.

Saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out the pus and mucus.

Graphic of Balloon Catheter being removed

Step 4.

The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.

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Dr. Franklin Douglis is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, and Throat) and has passed his certification in Sleep Medicine.  Dr. Douglis is a recent Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.  He attended the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and completed his specialty training at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He has a strong interest in general health and overall wellness.  Dr. Douglis has been practicing medicine in Conroe, Montgomery County Texas, Spring, Harris County Texas and the Houston area since 1982.  This site is intended for U.S. Residents only.

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