For people with chronic or severe allergies or sinus problems, the Sinus Institute of Atlanta offers an innovative, non-invasive treatment option: Balloon Sinuplasty™. While this procedure won’t cure allergies, it can provide some much needed relief.

Spring pollen season is right around the corner. In Georgia, trees can start releasing pollen as early as February. For allergy sufferers, this can trigger symptoms like nasal congestion, sneezing and watery eyes. Some sufferers find relief through antihistamines. Others have particularly bothersome or year-round allergies or sinus problems, which do not respond well to medications. For them, the Sinus Institute of Atlanta offers an innovative, non-invasive treatment option: Balloon Sinuplasty™.

“Balloon Sinuplasty™ doesn’t cure a person’s allergies, but if the allergies have contributed to sinusitis, it can cause a great deal of relief,” says Pradeep K. Sinha, MD, PhD, FACS, founder and medical director of the Sinus Institute of Atlanta.

Sinusitis (sinus infection) is an inflammation of the sinuses. Many conditions can cause sinusitis, one of which is an allergy. “The allergy may cause swelling of the tissues on the inside lining of the nose and block the sinus drainage channels,” Dr. Sinha explains. “This causes mucus to build up, trapping bacteria inside which continue to multiply, and this can lead to sinusitis.” Once a person has developed full-blown sinusitis, this can result in fever, sinus pressure, headache, teeth pain, sore throat, persistent coughing, and general feelings of fatigue.

For chronic allergy sufferers, Balloon Sinuplasty™ opens up clogged nasal passages, allowing the sinuses to drain better, which provides relief from allergies and reduces the chances of an allergy developing into sinusitis.

Dr. Sinha routinely performed Balloon Sinuplasty™ at the Sinus Institute of Atlanta, with outstanding results. The straightforward procedure is done on an out-patient basis. During the surgery, Dr. Sinha inserts a balloon catheter through the patient’s nostrils and inflates it. This pushes the passageway open, so that fluid in the sinuses can properly drain. The balloon is then deflated and removed, restoring normal nasal function and drainage. Relief is almost instantaneous, and downtime is minimal.

After the procedure has been done, it’s still a good idea to try to avoid the allergens, like pollen, that cause the allergies. But when the nasal passages are open like they should be, at least they’ll be able to drain better when there is exposure to allergens.

To find out if Balloon Sinuplasty™ is a good option to address your nasal allergies and/or chronic sinusitis, call the Sinus Institute of Atlanta at (404) 492-5245 to request an office consultation with Dr. Sinha. No one should have to “live with” sinus pain—during allergy season or any other time of the year.

About the Sinus Institute of Atlanta:
The Sinus Institute of Atlanta is a division of the Atlanta Institute for ENT, which was founded by Dr. Pradeep Sinha. Dr. Sinha is board certified in otolaryngology, the study of ear, nose and throat, as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face. The Sinus Institute of Atlanta specializes in Balloon Sinuplasty, a nonsurgical, outpatient procedure that is used to alleviate chronic sinusitis cases and symptoms. Dr. Sinha was one of the first ENT specialists trained in Balloon Sinuplasty and has performed more Balloon Sinuplasty procedures than any other ENT doctor in the Southeast. For more information, visit

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