widens the sinus openings to allow air to circulate and mucus to drain
While home remedies, medications and even balloon procedures may provide relief, to truly treat chronic sinusitis, the sinus openings need to be enlarged further by removing diseased tissue to allow air to circulate and mucus to drain. Sinus surgery does just that.
One of the most common types of surgery for chronic sinusitis is a minimally invasive procedure called functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). It is typically performed in the hospital under general anesthesia and most patients may resume normal activities in a few days.
Each year, more than 500,000 people suffering with chronic sinusitis pursue this safe and effective treatment option.1
At the end of the endoscopic sinus surgery, instead of packing the sinus with gauze, the ENT physician inserts PROPEL sinus stent into the sinus. The lightweight sinus stent conforms to the sinus and holds it open while it heals. It contains anti-inflammatory medication, which gets delivered in a controlled manner directly into the tissues to reduce inflammation.
Keeping the sinuses open is necessary to achieve the desired results of surgery. PROPEL aids with healing, reduces inflammation and helps prevent scarring.2 Reducing inflammation and scarring following surgery has been proven to achieve better long-term outcomes and lower the need for additional interventions.3 PROPEL SAFETY INFORMATION
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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1. National Health Interview Survey 2012
2. Han JK, Marple BF, Smith TL et. al., Int. Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012; 2:271-279
3. Kennedy DW. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine. 2012; 6(5):493-498.
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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