In-Office Sinus Treatments
in Cedar Park, TX
One of the many benefits of choosing Breathe ENT in Cedar Park, TX for ear, nose, and throat care is the safety and convenience of our in-office sinus treatments. You can enjoy superior care from a board-certified specialist without having to visit a larger hospital for the same procedure. Contact us to schedule an appointment and learn more about our personalized care and services.
Balloon Sinuplasty Procedures
Patients who have chronic sinusitis but don’t respond to medications are candidates for the quick and minimally invasive balloon sinuplasty procedure. Using this advanced technology, we can insert and inflate tiny balloons in the sinus passageway to resume healthy drainage and air passage. This process is much different than endoscopic sinus surgery that requires cutting of tissue and bone. Balloon sinuplasty is much less invasive.
The Benefits of In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty
With any medical procedure, our goal is to cause the least amount of disruption in the lives of our patients. For this reason, we offer many minimally invasive procedures right here in our office, such as balloon sinuplasty. The benefits of having this procedure completed here in our office include:
Since there is no requirement to cut any tissue or bone, it is a less invasive surgical option.
In-office treatments provide less risk of infection that can happen in larger hospitals and surgery centers with many patients.
Since endoscopic sinus surgery involves cutting, it requires heavier sedation than balloon sinuplasty. Balloon sinuplasty performed in a hospital will often require general anesthesia, where our office uses lighter anesthesia for a faster recovery period.
After balloon sinuplasty, patients can resume normal activity in about 48 hours. Endoscopic sinus surgery requires about a one-week recovery period and about three weeks until patients feel 100%.
Balloon sinuplasty is completed faster than endoscopic sinus surgery.
Many out-of-pocket expenses for patients are higher when the same surgery is performed in a hospital instead of opting for an outpatient center like ours.
Safety and Costs of
Balloon sinuplasty is a very safe procedure. When performed here in our office, it avoids possible complications, extended downtime, and higher out-of-pocket expenses that can come with hospital surgeries. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of balloon sinuplasty, but each company will have different requirements. The exact coverage amount will be determined by the patient’s type of insurance plan.
In-Office ClariFix® Treatments
We treat patients suffering from chronic rhinitis with a procedure called ClariFix®, which targets the nerves causing the constant runny nose, nasal congestion, post-nasal drip, and throat clearing associated with it. It is a safe procedure completed in our office to provide long-lasting relief from these symptoms. As with most of our in-office treatments, recovery time is minimal. The treatment targets out-of-balance nerves to reduce the signals it sends to the nose, causing these symptoms. Contact us to learn more about this non-invasive option.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Patients with nasal passage blockages from polyps, sinusitis, tumors, or recurring sinus infections are candidates for endoscopic sinus surgery. We perform this surgery to remove blockages that cause pain, drainage issues, and loss of smell. After recovery, patients should experience improved airflow through the nose, better smell capability, reduced pain, and a reduction in the number of sinus infections and the symptoms associated with sinusitis.
Xoran Mini In-Office CT Scan
Xoran Technologies’ latest in-office, CBCT scanner is the MiniCAT 2020—a small, economical, low-dose, streamlined, medical device specialized to assist ENT and Allergy physicians in diagnosing sinus disease.
In designing MiniCAT 2020, Xoran relied on feedback from its physician customers to develop a low-cost sinus CT system with the optional benefit of Xoran Service, which includes a Comprehensive Service Plan for the life of the system.
While Computed Tomography (CT) scans are often necessary for diagnosis, all CT systems use X-rays, which expose patients to ionizing radiation. Xoran understands the importance of keeping radiation doses low. In designing its CT systems, Xoran follows the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle, which means that Xoran minimizes radiation dose as much as possible without compromising image quality.
Sources at xorantech.com/RadiationDose
Septoplasty To Repair a Deviated Septum
A deviated or off-center septum can make breathing difficult and cause other nasal issues. The cause of this condition can be due to genetic makeup or the result of an injury. To treat the symptoms of a deviated septum such as trouble breathing through the nose, nosebleeds, runny nose, and pain, we perform septoplasty to remove portions of the bone and cartilage to even out the passageway.