Suffering from severe sinusitis can feel as if you have a permanent cold. Chronic sinusitis may require surgery in order for you to achieve relief from your painful symptoms. Scarring and inflammation after surgery can tamper with a successful outcome by prolonging inadequate drainage. The Propel® Sinus Stent can improve surgery outcomes to help you breathe and feel better. Here is everything you need to know on how the Propel Sinus Stent can help you with your severe sinusitis.
Causes of Sinusitis Blockages
Sinus blockages can cause pressure and breathing problems. These blockages can be caused by small air passages, allergies, a deviated septum or nasal polyps. Respiratory infections and certain immune system health conditions may also be responsible. Individuals with these conditions can benefit from use of the Propel Sinus Stent after sinusitis surgery.
Benefits of the Propel Sinus Stent for Sinusitis
The Propel Sinus Stent works to help keep sinus passages open while addressing post-surgical concerns. The FDA-approved stent contains medication to reduce inflammation caused from surgical scarring to allow adequate drainage. With proper air flow through your sinus passages, you can heal and recover faster. As the medication is released, the stent will dissolve naturally in the body over a period of 30 to 45 days.
Many patients are unable to feel the stent once it is in place. The Propel Sinus Stent can eliminate the need for additional revision surgeries or oral steroids to relieve symptoms. Some clinical research also suggests that the stent can reduce future polyp formations. Following surgery, patients with the Propel Sinus Stent can continue to experience significant improvements.
Is the Propel Sinus Stent Right for You?
If you need surgery to help correct chronic sinusitis, you may want to consider the Propel Sinus Stent. To find out if this stent is right for you, schedule a consultation with board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Gregory Levitin. As a specialist in endoscopic surgery and chronic sinus disease, Dr. Levitin can determine if you are an ideal candidate. If so, he can recommend the best personalized treatment plan to help you achieve long-term relief. Call today to schedule a consultation.