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The PIVA Office Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure


37 million Americans and about 10-20% of the World’s population suffers from sinus problems also known as chronic sinusitis.

Are you one of them?



Do you suffer from one or more of the following?

  • Repeated or persistent sinus infections

  • Sinus pressure or frequent headaches

  • Facial pressure or pain

  • Stuffy nose

  • Reduced or foul smell

  • Nasal discharge or thick postnasal drip

  • Feeling tired all the time from sinus issues

  • Sleep problems from sinus issues

Then CALL US FOR A CONSULTATION TO SEE IF Dr. Khetarpal’s PIVA Office Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR YOU.

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    If a patient is experiencing problems with hearing, balance, dizziness, vertigo, ear infections, ringing in the ears, pain or discharge in the ears or a plugged up sensation, it is advisable to see an Otolaryngologist.. The doctor/specialist will diagnose each patient individually and work with him or her until the problem is resolved.
    There are many health hazards that could come along with nose and sinus problems. These problems could affect breathing, sleeping, smell and or physical appearance. There are many different treatments for these conditions that range from simple exercises up to surgeries that need to be done in a medical facility.
    When a person is having problems with their throat some conditions could speech, singing, eating, swallowing, and digestion. ENT specialists can diagnose, manage, and treat these problems.
    ENT specialists have experience in treating and managing diseases, tumors, trauma, and abnormalities of the head, neck, and face. Ear, nose and throat specialists can perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in these areas while also managing problems with the nerves in the head and neck that control sight, smelling, hearing, etc.
    An allergy is an unusual response of the body to an environment agent. The development of allergies can depend on many different factors, some of which include: genetics, environmental interactions, degree of exposure to the particular allergen and duration of exposure. Some allergies are even caused by unknown factors. A variety of tests can be done to figure out allergies that are affecting day to day life. Some options for different treatment plans include: Immunotherapy and Allergy drops. If you are wondering if an ear, nose and throat doctor could help you, contact us today.
    Otolaryngologists are also trained in Plastic surgery of the face including rhinoplasty, ear reshaping, eyelid cosmetic surgery, neck lift and facelifts besides injecting botox and fillers in the face and neck in addition to removing skin cancers and reconstructing the defects. They also perform reconstruction and repair to trauma to the facial soft tissue and bones.


Sinusitis is a common condition that affects over 37 million Americans, causing pain, pressure and congestion in the forehead, nose, cheek and eye area. Over 17 percent of women and 10 percent of men in the US are affected by sinus problems. These problems can be temporary and develop as the result of a cold, or may be long lasting and exist for months to years with no relief from the troubling symptoms.

The sinuses are the hollow air spaces behind the bones of the upper face, which can become blocked and inflamed to cause a buildup of mucus or pus. This buildup can cause pain, pressure and fullness along with:

   • Difficulty breathing through the nose
   • Yellow or green mucus discharge
   • Teeth pain
   • Loss of sense of smell or taste
   • Headache or head feeling full
   • Fatigue
   • Sore throat

Sinus problems often affect patients’ quality of life and interfere with regular activities. If you are suffering from persistent sinus problems, it is important to meet with us or your primary doctor and discuss your treatment options.

Sinusitis may be treated with antibiotics, oral steroids and/or nasal steroid sprays, decongestants and saline nasal sprays. While many people can feel relief with the help of these medications, others may continue to experience their symptoms and have trouble enjoying regular activities.

For those that do not respond to medication for sinusitis symptoms, treatment includes endoscopic sinus surgery or balloon sinuplasty. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is a traditional treatment option that clears blocked sinuses by placing an endoscopic instrument in the nose to examine the area and remove bone and tissue to enlarge the sinus openings. This procedure requires general anesthesia in the hospital or a surgery center, and bleeding/scarring may accompany this.

Balloon sinuplasty is an FDA-approved advanced treatment option to relieve the symptoms of chronic sinusitis. This minimally invasive procedure uses a thin, flexible balloon catheter that is placed in the nose and gradually inflated to relieve blockages in the nasal passage by gently restructuring the bones in the nose. It restores normal sinus function while maintaining the lining of the sinus and keeps post-operative pain and bleeding at a minimum. Balloon sinuplasty procedure offers patients many benefits as an alternative to conventional sinus surgery. Some of these benefits include:

   • Minimally invasive – The soft, flexible tube gently opens sinus openings and reduces damage to surrounding tissue

       or bones compared to standard endoscopic sinus surgery.
   • Safe – Balloon sinuplasty is regarded as a safe and effective procedure. Complications are quite infrequent.
   • Faster recovery times – Many patients return to their regular activities within 24-48  hours
   • Reduced bleeding – By not removing tissue or bone during this procedure, bleeding and other surgical side

       effects are often reduced

Balloon Sinuplasty can be performed in the office under local anesthesia with or without IV sedation or IV anesthesia depending on severity of disease. After balloon sinuplasty as a stand alone procedure, most patients can return to work and other normal activities within 24-48 hours.

Most patients enjoy significant relief from their sinus symptoms after undergoing balloon sinuplasty. We have found that even in the most severe disease, patients find significant relief after balloon sinuplasty or standard endoscopic sinus surgery.

While balloon sinuplasty is an effective treatment for relieving many sinus problems, it is important to note that not everyone can benefit from this procedure. Balloon sinuplasty does not treat ethmoid sinusitis or nasal polyps, and cannot be used on patients with extensive scarring within their sinus openings.

In Office Balloon sinuplasty is FDA-approved for the treatment of sinus conditions and has been safely performed on thousands of patients across the world.

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