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​Balloon Sinuplasty Helps Relieve Chronic Sinusitis

Minimally invasive procedure widens natural opening of the sinuses.


"I’m glad we have a minimally invasive method to offer those who’ve suffered the long-term discomforts of chronic sinusitis. It’s an inn​ovative, safe treatment option that I perform in-office.”
- Abhishek Prasad. M.D.

If you’ve been suffering from chronic sinus infections – known as sinusitis – and nasal irrigation and antibiotics aren’t preventing repeat attacks, you might be a candidate for a balloon sinuplasty, a noninvasive procedure.

Common sinusitis symptoms in​clude heavy nasal congestion and discharge, facial pain, sinus headaches, toothaches, a general sense of fatigue and even bad breath.

Balloon sinuplasty can widen the natural opening of the sinuses, allowing drainage and providing long-term relief for chronic sufferers.

A trained otolaryngologist, commonly referred to as an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physician, threads a tiny balloon catheter (thin, flexible tube) or guide wire with a balloon into the nostrils (step 1) and up to the area of blockage (step 2).

The balloon is then inflated (step 3) to open the passageway. Sinuses are opened (step 4) in the same way that doctors open up a blocked artery during a balloon angioplasty.

Step 1                               Step 2


Step 3                               Step 4

The following Kelsey-Seybold ENT specialists perform the balloon sinuplasty procedure:

Thomas Borski, M.D.
Ambulatory Surgery Center
at Main Campus
Abhishek Prasad, M.D.
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center​
​​Chen Xie, M.D.
Ambulatory Surgery Center
at Main Campus

For more information, watch the ​​ball​oon sinuplasty video.​​​​​​​​​

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Abhishek Prasad, MD

​I believe strongly in patient education. It is imperative that a patient have as thorough an understanding of a disease process as possible.  I feel this helps improve both compliance and treatment outcomes and makes follow up care, if needed, more effective.