In-Office Balloon Septoplasty

Dr. Pasha has performed well over 3,000 septoplasties in the operating room but is now performing a newer technique in the office called Balloon Septoplasty.

Balloon Septoplasty is an FDA approved technique in which your nose is first “numbed up” using primarily topical anesthetic solution placed on cotton in your nose for 20-30 minutes. A balloon-like catheter is then placed on either side of the septum in the nose and inflated “pushing” the septum to a more favorable position. The balloon catheter is then removed and repeated on the opposite side. Once complete, Dr. Pasha may remove any sharp spurs or projections on your septum to further improve your breathing. Often balloon septoplasties are performed with an in-office balloon sinuplasty or turbinate reduction depending on your condition.


The Pasha Snoring and Sinus Center is Houston’s state-of-the-art Ear Nose Throat center for the comprehensive management of snoring, sleep apnea, allergy, and sinus related disorders. Led by Houston ENT Doctor Raza Pasha, the center focuses on minimally invasive, in-office techniques as well as more advanced surgical procedures such as Balloon Sinuplasty and the Pillar Procedure.

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