If you suffer from sleep apnea or snoring, you’re almost guaranteed to get a recommendation for a sleep study; but balloon sinuplasty is now being regarded as a first step in treating sinus-related sleep apnea.
This minimally invasive, one-hour procedure opens up the sinus cavities to allow for easier breathing – much the same way balloon angioplasty opens up arteries.
Napoleon Bequer, M.D., a renowned ear, nose and throat specialist, has partnered with Physician Partners of America to perform balloon sinuplasty on a monthly basis at its dedicated procedure suite, 4728 N. Habana Ave., Suite #301.
Dr. Bequer has performed more than 1,000 sinuplasties over his career and serves as a consultant to Johnson & Johnson, the leading manufacturer of the equipment used to perform it. He is affiliated with Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, Fla.
While sinuplasty for sleep apnea and snoring is gaining in popularity, it is also indicated for chronic sinusitis, COPD, migraine pain and chronic congestion. It also helps alleviate symptoms of allergies.
You should consider sinuplasty if you suffer chronically from:
- Persistent congestion
- Pain around the eyes or ears
- Nasal drip or constant throat clearing
- Frequent headaches
- Bad breath
- Upper teeth pain
- Diminished sense of smell
It’s important to address sleep apnea and other obstructive breathing problems early. In addition to forcing you to sleep with a clumsy CPAP machine, sleep apnea increases your risk for recurrent heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure and stroke.
Dr. Bequer can evaluate you and perform the procedure at our Habana Avenue, Tampa, office. To make an appointment, call 888-251-9950.