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Birmingham Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty
for Sinusitis Relief

Finally, you can have relief from chronic sinusitis pain and pressure. Balloon sinuplasty, an innovative technique that involves no cutting or nasal packing, is becoming the go-to technique used by ENTs in Birmingham and across the country. For this procedure, your ENT will place a small balloon catheter at the sinus opening and gently inflate the balloon, leading to a widening and opening of the sinus passageway.

Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty

  • No need for general anesthesia
  • Usually done in-office rather than a hospital setting
  • No bone or tissue removal, as is seen with traditional sinus surgery
  • Great option for patients who decline or are ineligible for traditional sinus surgery
  • Quick recovery

How does it work?

** Balloon sinuplasty offers a less invasive alternative to traditional sinus surgery. Contact our ENT to see if you are a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty.


How severe is your sinusitis?

What Causes Chronic Sinusitis?

Most patients who suffer from an acute case of sinusitis respond well to medical treatment and return to their everyday activities within one to two weeks. When sinusitis persists over months, or when recurring episodes occur frequently, Dr. Robertson and Dr. Marshall will work towards pinpointing the nature of your specific problem. At times, underlying medical problems or conditions can contribute to the chronic nature of sinusitis.

  • The Southeast Region of the United States is known to be especially problematic for allergy sufferers. Some individuals are at an unfortunate disadvantage secondary to environmental allergies. Whether dust mites, ragweed, or the family pet, allergens can add additional inflammation to both the sinuses and bronchi in the lungs. Therefore, certain patients will be at increased risk for sinusitis and bronchitis because of exposure to allergens. Dr. Robertson performs state-of-the-art epicutaneous (prick) and intradermal skin testing to identify possible allergens.

  • Researchers have identified more than 150 primary immunodeficiency disorders (PIDD). These disorders are usually genetic or inherited. The most common PIDD’s are caused by an absence of certain forms of white blood cells (an important part of the immune system). Our staff is fully capable of obtaining the appropriate lab work to investigate this possibility.

  • When appropriate and aggressive medical management is unsuccessful in treating chronic sinusitis, it is often related to the presence of anatomic abnormalities in the sinuses either of a structural nature (narrowing of sinus drainage pathways) or physiologic abnormality (mucosal thickening or polyps within the sinus cavity). CAT scan (CT) imaging of the sinuses is required to determine if this is part of your particular problem.

Balloon Sinuplasty in Birmingham, AL

If you are a resident of or around Birmingham, Alabama and are looking for a noninvasive method of relieving sinusitis, make an appointment with Dr. J. Scott Robertson. We can evaluate your condition quickly and can effectively determine the right course of treatment for you. If indicated, a balloon sinuplasty may be your best option. Make an appointment to speak with one of our ENT specialists today.

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