Sinusitis is a widespread condition affecting 37 million Americans. This inflammation of the sinuses occurs when the sinus opening becomes blocked, preventing mucus from draining properly. It causes cold-like symptoms that include congestion, runny nose, sore throat, facial pain and swelling, loss of smell or taste, bad breath, fatigue and headache.
- Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
- Image guided surgery
- Balloon Sinuplasty
- Turbinate surgery
This minimally invasive surgical solution is a safe and effective method of enlarging your sinus passages for easier breathing and a drastic reduction in sinusitis symptoms. If you’re suffering from chronic sinusitis and have exhausted your treatment options, you may be a candidate for this procedure.
Benefits of In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty:
- Local Anesthesia
- Fast Recovery
- Comfortable Surroundings
- High Patient Satisfaction
- Potential for Significant Cost Savings
Propel Sinus Implant
The Propel steroid-releasing implant is an alternative treatment for patients experiencing chronic sinus infections. It targets the inflamed sinus tissues directly, opening them up for improved drainage and a reduction in symptoms.
The implant resembles a spring and delivers a measured dose of mometasone furoate, an anti-inflammatory steroid that gradually dissolves. It is completely absorbed by the body four to six weeks after implantation.
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