Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office
Dr. Monty V. Trimble is a participating provider of DFW Sinus Select. Dr. Trimble is an Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of sinus diseases. Dr. Trimble is one of the most experienced Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office specialists in the country. This new, advanced technology has improved patient outcomes with much less recovery time.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat sinusitis. This technology has been available for use in the operating room since 2005. It is now available for use in the convenience of the office setting.
Candidates for Balloon Sinuplasty are anesthetized with topical anesthetic. I have found this is very well tolerated in almost all patients. Then using a small endoscope with a camera attached; the balloon device is positioned into the sinus to be dilated. The balloon is then inflated, and in less than 10 to 15 seconds the sinus dilation is completed. The next sinus is then treated. There is no removal of tissue so bleeding is minimal. Return to normal daily activities is almost immediate. I see patients back in the office the next week for a follow-up visit to look at the dilated sinus openings.
Anyone who suffers from recurrent and/or chronic sinusitis, nasal congestion, facial pain or pressure, headaches, decreased sense of smell, recurrent ear infections, recurrent upper respiratory infections that last longer than 7 to 10 days may be a candidate for this procedure. For more information on this and other treatment options, please call our office to schedule an appointment at 817-529-6200 or fill out the form below.
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Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-20) comparison scores:
Dr. Trimble’s patients who have had the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure were asked to complete a subjective questionnaire pre- and post-procedure rating the severity of 20 common bothersome symptoms related to sinus disease. Severity of symptoms were rated from 0 = no problems to 5 = very severe problem. Below is a summary of Dr. Trimble’s data comparing pre-op to post-op average scores.