MD Monthly publisher Eliot Garza and Courtney Schultz of the American Sinus Institute spoke with Alanna Sarabia of the San Antonio Living Show about sinus relief, medical innovations and the ever-impressive growth and success of their signature Honrubia Technique.

Sinusitis affects approximately 37 million people in the U.S. each year. This equates to roughly 17 percent of women and 10 percent of men each year. These sinus problems are estimated to impact 73 million days per year of restricted activities and result in 18 million physician office visits. Balloon sinuplasty is an effective solution for many of these individuals suffering from chronic sinusitis.

Balloon sinuplasty is a non-invasive procedure in which doctors utilize a balloon catheter to expand and clear sinus passageways. The procedure involves compressing tissue to create space versus traditional sinus surgery done with surgical instruments. Balloon sinuplasty is a superior approach to addressing many sinus problems that manifest in the sinus symptoms.

The balloon procedure is considered state-of-the-art when it comes to relieving sinus problems, and Dr. Vincent Honrubia has taken it a step further. His “Honrubia Technique” utilizes the latest sinus balloon technology and supporting equipment, coupled with general anesthesia and a state of the art medical facility that allows for a more complete procedure and thus better patient results.