widens the sinus openings to allow air to circulate and mucus to drain
Balloon sinus dilation, also known as balloon sinuplasty, uses a balloon catheter to expand the sinus openings. An ENT surgeon performs the procedure while the patient is under local anesthesia in the office or general anesthesia in the hospital. Patients can often resume normal activities within a few days.
While balloon sinus dilation can be an effective treatment, it doesn’t treat the inflammation. One option that can be used is the PROPEL sinus stent, a device placed in the sinus cavity following balloon sinus dilation to deliver medicine and keep the sinus open while it dissolves over 30–45 days.
If you suffer from chronic sinus infections, you may need to see an ENT physician, who is also called an ear, nose, and throat doctor or an otolaryngologist. These specialized physicians are experts in both the medical and surgical management of chronic sinusitis.
Intersect ENT makes information about physicians and facilities that offer PROPEL sinus stents available. Physicians and facilities are listed based upon proximity to the zip code you have entered.
Sinusitis is a complex and frustrating disease. But learning about the causes, symptoms and treatments available can help you find the solution that is best for you.
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The purpose of the site is to help create awareness about sinusitis and treatment options for the disease. Please note that information contained on this site is not medical advice. It should not be used as a substitute for speaking with your physician. Always talk with your physician about diagnosis and treatment information.
The PROPEL sinus implants are intended for use after sinus surgery to maintain patency and to locally deliver steroids to the sinus mucosa: PROPEL for use in the ethmoid sinus, PROPEL Mini for use in the ethmoid sinus and frontal sinus opening, and PROPEL Contour for use in the frontal and maxillary sinus ostia. The implants are intended for use in patients ≥18 years of age. Contraindications include patients with intolerance to mometasone furoate (MF) or a hypersensitivity to bioabsorbable polymers. Safety and effectiveness of the implants in pregnant or nursing females have not been studied. Risks may include, but are not limited to, pain/pressure, displacement of implant, possible side effects of intranasal MF, sinusitis, epistaxis, and infection. For complete prescribing information see IFU at www.IntersectENT.com. Rx only.
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