Are you a Candidate?

Have you been misdiagnosed?

Many time sinusitis goes undianosed because its symptoms can be nonspecific or common to many other conditions.
Conditions that are often misdiagnosis for sinusitis include:

  • Migraines
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Gastric Reflux
  • Tooth Ache
  • Hay Fever
  • Influenza
  • Allergic Rhinitis
Many patients that we see at the South Texas Sinus Institute come to us after being misdiagnosed with one of the above described conditions, when they actually had sinusitis. If you have one of the above listed conditions and even after treatment, continue to suffer without relief; than it's important to contact the South Texas Sinus Institute to get a proper diagnosis.

Because of the similarity to symptoms of these and other conditions, it is important that people with symptoms of sinusitis seek prompt medical care. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital to effective treatment and prevention of serious complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common symptoms of both acute and chronic sinusitis include:

  • Facial pain
  • Tenderness and swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose and forehead
  • Sinus pressure or congestion
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Loss of the sense of smell or taste
  • Sinus Headache
  • Yellow or green mucus from the nose
  • Teeth pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat from nasal discharge
  • Bad breath

Balloon Sinuplasty received FDA clearance in 2005. Over 150,000 patients have had the procedure.

More than 150,000 people around the world have experienced Balloon Sinuplasty.

Balloon Sinuplasty is less invasive than traditional surgery with minimal bleeding and low post-op pain. (4, 6) Most people can get back to normal activities and work quickly.