Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue. Balloon sinuplasty is a safe and effective procedure for patients not responding to medication or who have had a sinus infection for more than 12 weeks, or who have had more than 4 sinus infections in 12 months.
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible catheter device to open up and relieve inflamed or blocked sinus passageways to facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up and causes chronic sinusitis symptoms. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it safely reshapes and widens the walls of the sinus passageway without damaging the structural integrity of the bone and tissue. Saline is sprayed into the cavity to flush out any mucus. The balloon is then removed, leaving the sinuses open. To-date, this technology has helped more than 420,000 patients by dilating more than 1.1 million sinus passageways.
A soft, flexible wire is inserted into the blocked sinus.
The balloon is advanced over the guidewire and is inflated to gently expand the sinus opening.
The balloon is removed, leaving the sinus open.
Dr. Huber grew up in Columbus, Georgia, attended Emory University where he graduated with dual degrees in History and Biology. He earned his M.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine whereupon he went to St. Louis University for his Otolaryngology residency, graduating in 2004. Dr. Huber came back to Middle Tennessee, practicing in Franklin with Vanderbilt for the next 7 years before joining Heritage Medical Associates in 2011. Dr. Huber has received multiple patient care awards throughout his career both at the local and national level, continually being cited as a top-performer in patient satisfaction surveys. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology, a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, the American Rhinologic Society, the American and Tennessee Medical Associations and the Williamson County Medical Society.