YOU DESERVE TO BREATHE. GET RELIEF FROM FRUSTRATING CHRONIC SINUS INFECTIONS, HEADACHES, AND SINUS PRESSURE WITH BALLOON SINUPLASTY.
Dr. Umang Khetarpal
WHY BALLOON SINUPLASTY?
Sinusitis is a common condition that affects over 37 million Americans, causing pain, pressure, and congestion in the forehead, nose, cheek, and eye area. This pain and congestion can adversely affect your daily work and personal life, reducing productivity and even contributing towards less restful sleep. For those that do not respond to medication for sinusitis symptoms, Balloon Sinuplasty may be an excellent treatment option. It is a safe and fast-healing procedure that has proven results. Dr. Khetarpal utilizes a cutting-edge procedure called PIVA (Painless IV Anesthesia) Balloon Sinuplasty for maximum comfort during this in-office procedure.
WHAT IS BALLOON SINUPLASTY?
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 the severity of the 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.
BALLOON SINUPLASTY SINUS QUIZ
Do you suffer from one or more of the following?
Repeated or persistent sinus infections
Sinus pressure or frequent headaches
Facial pressure or pain
Reduced or foul smell
Nasal discharge or thick postnasal drip
Feeling tired all the time from sinus issues
Sleep problems from sinus issues
Find out if Balloon Sinuplasty is right for you!
AWARD-WINNING ENT IN HOUSTON | THE WOODLANDS
DR. UMANG KHETARPAL
Dr. Umang Khetarpal finished his medical school at the young age of 22 and is trained in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck and Facial Plastic Surgery. He completed his internship and specialty residency training in Syracuse, New York. He also has extensive research experience and additional clinical experience through fellowships at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston.
He has co-authored book chapters and many publications in peer-reviewed journals within the specialty. He has presented at major specialty society meetings and at academic institutions. Topics of his research included hearing loss and balance disorders, sinus problems, and sleep apnea. His recent research efforts have been entirely focused on sinusitis, especially recurrent acute rhinosinusitis, allergies, and in-office balloon sinuplasty and in-office sinus surgery. He has recently presented five papers at the International meeting of Rhinology in Chicago, in June 2019.
He discovered and was the first to describe a novel ear disease in families that resulted in balance and hearing problems. His most innovative research was in the cutting-edge field of genetics in Otolaryngology where he was involved in finding the genetic defects for several different diseases. In addition, he has taken the time to observe the surgical techniques of some of the world’s most renowned surgeons in plastic surgery. He had been featured 3 times over the years in newspapers in the Rio Grande Valley for introducing the latest treatments in thyroid cancer, sleep apnea, and sinus surgery locally. His current interest is in molecular genetics of allergic rhinitis and chronic sinusitis with and without polyps and in finding better cures for these conditions.
Dr. Khetarpal now calls Houston home and has offices in Houston and The Woodlands. He is accepting new patients and our office works to accommodate same-day appointments. Call now to book a consultation with Dr. Khetarpal and find out if Balloon Sinuplasty is right for you.
BALLOON SINUPLASTY IS COVERED BY MOST INSURANCE PLANS!
Most insurance plans will cover Balloon Sinuplasty in part or in full once an authorization is obtained after meeting medical criteria. Depending on your plan and group, the cost for Balloon Sinuplasty may be applied towards a deductible and co-insurance or be covered by a copay. Our staff members will work to obtain benefits and authorization from your insurance company. The time that it takes to obtain an authorization can vary once by the plan.
TEXAS SINUS, ALLERGY, SNORING, & SLEEP INSTITUTE
Board Certified in Otolaryngology-Head, Neck, Facial Plastic Surgery and Sleep Medicine
Our team brings advanced sinus care to Houston after practicing in the Rio Grande Valley for many years. We have a background in genetic research in Boston that we are currently utilizing on sinus research. We were amongst the first few in the country to use image guidance during sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty in the office.