The Sinuva sinus implant is a longer term replacement for oral steroids and intranasal sprays.
Do You Suffer From Chronic Sinusitis?
In individuals who suffer from chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps are often a recurring symptom that develops due to chronic inflammation, frequent infections, or from certain allergies or immune disorders. While these non-cancerous, soft tissue growths are usually painless, they can cause breathing problems, blocked passageways, a loss of smell, or infections. Medication is typically used to shrink them, and surgery is used to remove them completely in more severe cases, but they may often return. This is why Florida Otolaryngology Group, P.A. is happy to offer Sinuva, an innovative implant that delivers a steroid directly to the sinus to reduce polyps and nasal congestion.
The Sinuva sinus drug eluting implant is a longer term replacement for oral steroids and intranasal sprays, and has even shown it can reduce the need for repeated surgery. It can be inserted during a routine doctor visit and can remain in place for up to 90 days thereafter, delivering steroids directly to the sinus. In doing so, it removes the need for ongoing procedures and daily practices, making it much more effective than conventional treatments. Studies showed that Sinuva successfully produced a reduction in nasal polyps and congestion, thus reducing the need for sinus surgery and restoring previous sense of smell.
How Does Sinuva Work?
The Sinuva sinus implant is delivered through the nasal opening and into the polyp filled sinus cavity where it gradually delivers 1350 mcg of mometasone furoate, a type of corticosteroid that reduces inflammation in the nasal passages. The procedure itself takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.
How Big is Sinuva & Can It Be Felt?
When expanded in the sinus, Sinuva is 20 mm in size, but prior to placement, it is compressed to be approximately the size of a cotton head swab. Once the implant is placed within the sinus, it cannot be felt. Over the course of the 90 days, Sinuva will gradually soften, making it very easy to remove.
What Advantages Does Sinuva Have?
Sinuva has several advantages over traditional treatment, the most significant being its ease of deployment and duration of action. This frees many patients from the responsibility of taking daily medications, as well as from frequent doctor’s appointments. Also as a non-surgical implant, it can be removed with ease and without the need for surgery. Finally, the implant holds itself in place by expanding, thus further opening the nasal cavity and reducing congestion. All of this means an overall improvement in patient quality of life and effectiveness of treatment.
What Does the Recovery Process Look Like?
You can expect to continue your normal routine after the insertion of Sinuva. You may experience minor headaches, lightheadedness or light nose bleeds.
When is Sinuva Recommended as an Alternative Treatment Option?
If previous surgical treatments or intranasal sprays are ineffective at providing relief from nasal polyp growth and congestion, then our ENT specialists here at Florida Otolaryngology Group, P.A. will recommend Sinuva as an alternative treatment option. Sinuva is FDA-approved and is clinically proven to provide sustained symptom relief.
Why Choose Florida Otolaryngology Group for Sinuva Implants?
At Florida Otolaryngology Group our board-certified otolaryngologists are specially trained in the latest advances for ear, nose, and throat procedures and treatments. If you are interested in learning more about Sinuva, please contact us at 407-677-0099, OR book a consultation now by clicking here.
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