The Honrubia Technique™ for Balloon Sinuplasty
The Honrubia Technique™ for Balloon Sinuplasty, is a technique for treating chronic sinusitis that combines of the latest medical technology with highest level of patients comfort into a treatment that is effective while being minimally invasive. The Honrubia Technique ™ involves minimal tissue removal and less pain, allowing patients a quicker recovery than traditional sinus surgery. The surgeons of the South Texas Sinus Institute recommend the Honrubia Technique™ for Balloon Sinuplasty surgery over traditional (more invasive) sinus surgery methods.
Many traditional sinus procedures are done with minimal sedation and pain control. The Honrubia Technique™ is based on placing the comfort and safety of the patient first. With the Honrubia Technique™, the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure is done under anesthesia; this ensures that patients have a relaxing, positive experience.
The Honrubia Technique™ uses exclusively Johnson & Johnson Balloon Sinuplasty System of products. Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Acclarent are recognized as the worldwide leaders in Balloon Sinuplasty research and product development.
Balloon Sinuplasty – A Breakthrough In Endoscopic Sinus Procedure
Extensive research now shows that Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective sinus procedure for chronic sinusitis patients seeking relief from uncomfortable sinus pain symptoms.
Balloon Sinuplasty – Proven Results
One of the main advantages of Balloon Sinuplasty over traditional sinus surgery is it allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. Over 95% of patients who’ve had the procedure say they would have it again.
Balloon Sinuplasty – No Cutting Of Bone Or Tissue
With Balloon Sinuplasty, there is no painful cutting of nasal bone or tissue. This makes Balloon Sinuplasty a procedure that is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery. Balloon Sinuplasty uses a tiny balloon catheter that is inserted into the blocked nasal passages. After insertion, the balloon catheter is inflated, opening and restructuring nasal passages. Since no bone or tissue has to be removed, the integrity of the inner lining of the sinus passages is maintained.
After the balloon is inflated, saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus passage to remove any mucus, pus, or other infected materials. The balloon catheter is removed, leaving behind an open, clean sinus passage that is a return to normal function.
Balloon Sinuplasty – Recovery Time
**While recovery time varies with each patient, recovery is typically fast. In a study of in-office balloon dilation, most patients returned to work and normal activity within 2 days.** Most of the balloon sinuplasty surgeries performed are completed under general anesthesia. However, some patients can undergo balloon sinuplasty in-office and under local anesthesia.
* ORIOS I, office-based dilation, Data on file at Acclarent.
** Wynn R, Vaughn W. “Post-Operative Pain After FESS with Balloon