A post-surgical sinus implant that works to improve sinus surgery outcomes
Do You Suffer From Sinus Infections?
While many sinus infections resolve on their own, for those who suffer from chronic sinusitis, painful facial pressure, headaches, post-nasal drip, and other symptoms may have you seeking out treatment options. To alleviate chronic sinus infections there are two relief routes: medical management and sinus surgery. However, in some cases, medications and sinus surgery may not always cure the sinusitis. This is why Florida Otolaryngology Group is happy to offer Propel, a post-surgical sinus implant that works to improve sinus surgery outcomes.
The Propel is a small, spring-like sinus implant that is used in combination with endoscopic sinus surgery. While surgery is an effective option at opening blocked sinuses, those who have chronic sinusitis are more likely to suffer from inflammation, scarring, and sinus tissue growth called nasal polyps due to multiple treatments.
When implanted, Propel keeps the surgical opening from closing and allows air to circulate through the nasal passageways. It also enables the sinuses to drain properly and releases a low and steady dose of anti-inflammatory medication (mometasone furoate). This helps limit new scarring, keeps swelling down, and gives the sinuses time to heal. The Propel device is made from bioabsorbable polymers, which slowly dissolves over a period of 30-45 days.
Can You Feel Propel?
Propel’s bioabsorbable polymer design is lightweight and is unlikely to be felt once it is in place. While you can have it removed, it will dissolve on its own over the course of a month.
When Is Propel Recommended to Chronic Sinusitis Patients?
If previous medications or surgical treatments have been ineffective at providing relief for your chronic sinusitis, then our ENT specialists here at Florida Otolaryngology Group will recommend Propel as a treatment as part of your next sinus surgery. Characteristics that we look for include:
Chronic sinusitis that lasts longer than a few months.
No relief from previous non-surgical or surgical treatments or therapies.
Nasal polyp growth.
Several acute sinusitis cases throughout a 12-month period.
What Do I Need to Know About Propel Insertion?
If you are determined to be a good candidate for the Propel implant, then during your next endoscopic sinus surgery, the Propel sinus implant will be put into position.
What Does The Recovery Process Look Like?
You can expect to continue your normal routine within a week of sinus surgery and Propel implant insertion. You may experience minor swelling, pain, or stuffiness.
Why Choose to Get Propel?
Propel is clinically proven to improve sinus surgical outcomes in chronic sinusitis patients by reducing post-operative scarring and inflammation. It also reduces the need for additional post-operative revision surgeries and lessens the need for future sinus medications.
Why Choose Florida Otolaryngology Group for Propel Sinus 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 Propel, please contact us at 407-677-0099, OR book a consultation now by clicking here.
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