Sinus Surgery in Palm Harbor, FL

Over 30 Years Specializing in Sinus Relief for patients near Clearwater and Dunedin

Sinus Surgery is one of the most common operations performed by Dr. Berrios at his office in Palm Harbor. After careful evaluation, he will review with you whether this procedure is the appropriate procedure to open possible sinus obstructions. Our team is committed to delivering comprehensive, patient-centered evaluation and treatment for all sinus problems including chronic sinusitis.

Balloon SinuplastyTM is a minimally invasive surgical option for the treatment of sinusitis. It is clinically proven to be effective, safe, long lasting and improve quality of life for patients near Clearwater and Dunedin. Since its introduction, the Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology has made a significant impact on the way ENT physicians like Dr. Berrios treat patients, improving their quality of life. For more information about sinus surgery or to schedule a consultation appointment with our sinus surgeon, call our office in Palm Harbor at (727) 942-4005.

Sinus Procedures with Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.

Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue. Published clinical data shows that Balloon SInuplasty is safe and effective, and patients received statistically and clinically significant improvement in their sinusitis symptoms.1

The following illustrations show how Balloon Sinuplasty opens a blocked left maxillary sinus:

A diagram of the human sinuses.

Step 1. A soft, flexible guidewire is inserted into the blocked sinus

step 1 diagram

Step 2. The balloon is advanced over the guidewire and is inflated to gently expand the sinus opening

step 2 diagram

Step 3. Fluid is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out any pus or mucus.

step 3 diagram

Step 4. The balloon is removed, leaving the sinuses open.

step 4 diagram

Balloon Sinuplasty may now be performed in a doctor’s office under local anesthesia.

Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective procedure for many patients seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms:

Most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life through 2 years following surgery.1


1. Weiss, et al. “Long-term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: Two-year follow-up.” Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2008, Vol. 139, pp. S38-S46.

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Important Safety Information
Balloon Sinuplasty Technology is intended for use by or under the direction of a physician. Balloon Sinuplasty Technology has associated risks, including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, or possible optic injury. Consult your physician for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this procedure is right for you.

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At Gulfcoast Ear, Nose & Throat, we specialize in the Balloon Sinuplasty method to treat chronic sinusitis and sinus infection. Most cases only need medication, but in some cases, fluids can get trapped in your nasal cavity and surgery is necessary to fix it. To learn more, call us at our Palm Harbor ENT Office at (727) 942-4005.