Balloon Sinuplasty devices represent a new technology in the opening of blocked sinuses, and in many cases, without tissue or bone removal. Balloon Sinuplasty products are used by qualified Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physicians.
Using Balloon Sinuplasty technology, your Physician generaly places a sinus balloon catheter through the nose to access target sinus.
The Sinus Balloon Catheter is positioned across the blocked sinus opening and gently inflated.
The Balloon Sinuplasty system is removed, leaving an open sinus passageway and restoring normal sinus drainage and function.
While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, clinical studies have shown the Balloon Sinuplasty system to be safe and effective in relieving symptoms of sinusitis.
The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices that are introduced through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinus openings.
Because in many cases, no tissue or bone is removed during surgery using this technology, there may be reduced bleeding. As a result, the need for uncomfortable nasal packing may also be eliminated.
While recovery time varies with each patient, many people can return to normal activity within 24 hours.
The Balloon Sinuplasty technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies or surgical techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if you have progressive disease.
Dr. Winegar has a special interest in sinus disease, sinus surgery and in-office balloon sinuplasty. He participated as a clinical investigator in the original FDA clinical trials for the balloon sinuplasty procedures. He attended McCallum High School in Austin, Northwestern University in Chicago, and graduated from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in 1985.
Dr. Dehan has been treating sinus problems for over 30 years. After graduating from Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1984, Dr Dehan received his specialty training at Baylor College of Medicine. He joined the Austin Ear, Nose and Throat clinic in 1990. Dr. Dehan and his colleagues were involved in the clinical trials for balloon sinuplasty devices in the early days of this technology. In his free time he enjoys family,church and travel.
My balloon sinuplasty has been a great improvement, so far. I am able to breathe more freely. My pressure under my eye, on my forehead and the top of my head is gone. I am having much much less coughing. I had very little bleeding from the procedure after the day I had it done. - Sadie Stromberg
Breaths much better, no pain, feel great, what a difference!!! - William Carter (73)
My sinus procedure was performed in the office by Dr. Dehan. It went very well. Dr. Dehan was very attentive and careful. I am amazed how well I now breathe, smell and taste. I recommend to anyone with polyps in the sinuses to seriously recommend Dr. Dehan, Kelly and the staff with Austin Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic. - Warren (61)
Balloon Sinuplasty - best thing ever! After suffering from Austin allergies for 20 years, allergy shots and allergy meds - this did the trick! I've gone through 18 months (including 2 cedar seasons) symptom free! - Kerry (51)
The balloon sinuplasty definitely made a huge improvement in my overall health & well being. The pathways of the sinuses were opened and my sinuses were able to drain much more efficiently. In the past 2 months drainage improved, have had no headaches or sinus pain or pressure and my energy has improved. I am now able to exercise three times a week and have lost some weight. Have not been able to exercise consistently since September 2013. The procedure definitely made a big difference in my life. Thank you Dr. Dehan and the staff at Austin ENT. - Maureen Davis, MSN,RN,BC
I had a balloon procedure done by Dr. Dehan in November of 2015 for severe headaches. I experienced for several months prior. I am happy to report that I have not had a headache since. - Geraldine Maher
“Awesome” up until I had this procedure done in 2015, I consistently had 4-6 sinus infections a year. Miserable! Directly after the Sinuplasty-no more sinus infections and congestion! Thank you Dr. Dehan & Austin E.N.T. for making this available! It has changed my life!! - Tammy
My balloon sinuplasty has been a great improvement, so far. I am able to breathe more freely. My pressure under my eye, on my forehead and the top of my head is gone. I am having much much less coughing. I had very little bleeding from the procedure after the day I had it done.” - Sadie Stromberg