According to the CDC, the number of adults diagnosed sinusitis is 26.9 million. In many cases, treatment prescribed by the Otolaryngologist is sinus surgery. But how can we be in such an advanced society and have no other options, options that are not so costly and distructive to the sinus cavity?

Over the past recent years, we've seen an explosion in the technology called balloon sinuplasty. This advanced technique can eliminate the need for sinus surgery, and let's face it, going into surgery and having the tiny bones and tissues in your skull ripped out is not a fun solution to the annoying condition of sinusitis.

If you are a candidate, as an alternative to surgery, you can have this balloon catheter technique performed by a trained Otolaryngologist (an ENT doctor). The video available above gives you an idea about how balloon sinuplasty works.

Fortunately, we here at Vital Element have been working with the nation's top ENT doctors for well over 20 years. We've compiled a list of our ENT doctors who offer this balloon sinus treatment. In some cases they offer the treatement right in their office.

LOS ANGELES BALLOON SINUS DOCTOR: Dr. Michael Bublik was one of the first surgeons in the country to work with Balloon technology when it was in its developmental phases. Dr. Bublik also trained with leading experts and international renowned sinus surgeons and has implemented their techniques in their practice. With many years of experience studying and working with sinus-related concerns, including sinusitis, nasal congestion, and allergies, Dr. Bublik is the type of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor in Glendale and Los Angeles surrounding areas patients trust and seek out.

NEW YORK CITY BALLOON SINUS DOCTOR: "Sinus Doctor NYC" Dr. Joshua Zimm offers the Balloon Sinus treatment to New York City from his Manhattan / Upper East Side Practice. Dr. Zimm published a popular article on the topic "Top 10 Myths About Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Balloon Sinuplasty" and is accepting sinusitis patients to assess if they are candidates for the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure.

JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA BALLOON SINUS DOCTOR: Dr. William Bolger and Dr. Iman Naseri have made significant contributions to the development and implementation of catheter-based therapy for the sinuses, also referred to as Balloon Sinuplasty™. "At the North Florida Sinus Center, we take pride in a conservative and methodical approach, offering surgical and non-surgical options for treatment. Balloon Sinuplasty™ is an innovative, minimally invasive procedure, but it is not appropriate for every patient. We have considerable expertise and experience and are happy to provide a second opinion consultation to determine if Balloon Sinuplasty™ is right for you".

TEXAS BALLOON SINUS DOCTOR: Dr. Kevin Lunde is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Lunde specializes in sinus disorders and offers in-office Balloon Sinuplasty and Balloon Sinus DIlation in Plano, Texas.

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