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Kaplan Sinus Relief offers Balloon Sinuplasty with IV Sedation: All the Relief, None of the Anxiety

Kaplan Sinus Relief offers Balloon Sinuplasty with IV Sedation: All the Relief, None of the Anxiety With IV sedation, patients who have anxiety about surgical procedures can now obtain the benefits of balloon sinuplasty, a minimally-invasive sinus surgery, while experiencing less stress.

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HOUSTON, Jan. 9, 2019

HOUSTON, Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- IV sedation is giving patients who have anxiety about surgical procedures the opportunity to have balloon sinuplasty, a minimally-invasive sinus surgery. When administered, IV sedation puts patients into a sleep-like state, leaving them more relaxed during the procedure.

Dr. Michael Kaplan of Houston's Kaplan Sinus Relief said he decided to make IV sedation an option for his patients because he wants it to be easier for them to find relief from sinus problems.

"We were seeing patients who were one step away from getting the help they needed with balloon sinuplasty," states Kaplan, "but they were dealing with a lot of anxiety about how they'd feel during the procedure. IV sedation provides them with the extra assurance that they'll be comfortable."

Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive, in-office sinus surgery that can be completed in less than 20 minutes. During the procedure, a tiny balloon is inserted into your nasal sinus cavity and then inflated to unblock and reshape the sinuses.

If patients elect to have IV sedation before their procedure, they will still be awake during the procedure; however, they will be in a sleep-like state (often referred to as "twilight dentistry"). After the effects of IV sedation wear off, patients may not remember anything about the procedure.

According to Dr. Kaplan, the vast majority of balloon sinuplasty patients experience long-term results after the 24-hour recovery period.

"We are extremely happy that we can now offer IV sedation to our patients," states Kaplan. "It's going to help so many Houstonians take their lives back from debilitating sinus issues. It will open new doors."

To learn more about the balloon sinuplasty procedure and IV sedation, contact Kaplan Sinus Relief at 713-776-1818 or request your appointment online today. Watch balloon sinuplasty testimonials from Kaplan Sinus Relief patients on their YouTube page.

About Kaplan Sinus Relief
At Kaplan Sinus Relief, all ENT-related conditions are diagnosed and treated with compassion, experience, and the most advanced medicine available in this multifaceted specialty. A certified Otolaryngologist, Dr. Kaplan, is a part of the Houston Sinus Center, a division of the Medical Center Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Houston. He specializes in treating chronic sinusitis, voice disorders, and sleep apnea. He practices at the Houston Sinus Center and is affiliated with CHI St. Luke's, The Methodist Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. For more information, please visit


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Last Updated: 09-Jan-2019