Am I a Good Candidate for the Propel Sinus Implant?
If you suffer from chronic sinusitis and other treatments have failed, you may be a good candidate for the propel sinus implant.
What Is a Propel Sinus Implant?
The Propel sinus implant is a relatively new device used in the treatment of chronic sinusitis. For sufferers of chronic sinusitis, it is a welcome innovation. Many sufferers of chronic sinusitis are forced to undergo functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), but even with surgery, if there is scarring, the degree of opening to the sinuses to allow for drainage is still inadequate. The Propel sinus implant, which is inserted during functional endoscopic sinus surgery, is a spring-like implant that keeps the sinus open while delivering a low-dose of cortical steroid that prevents the formation of scar tissue and polyps. The implant dissolves within about a month.
Is the Propel Sinus Implant Right for Me?
If you have been suffering with chronic sinusitis for more than three months, have nasal polyps, or have had four or more cases of acute sinusitis in a single year, you may be a good candidate for the Propel sinus implant, especially if you are going to be undergoing a functional endoscopic sinus surgery anyway. The Propel implant simply provides more assurance that the surgery will have better success.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from FESS with a Propel Sinus Implant?
The surgery itself is minimally invasive and performed using endoscopy. You will be sedated for your comfort. After the surgery, you may experience swelling and feel stuffy for up to a week before beginning to notice the benefits of the surgery. You will need to use saline solution regularly to keep the sinus passages moist during healing, but you will be able to resume normal activities after a week.
Lakeside Allergy ENT is home to three board-certified otolaryngologists who specialize in diagnosis and treatment of all ear, nose, and throat related disorders, including sinus conditions that require surgical treatment. If you want to learn more about the Propel sinus implant and functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), call our office at 972-771-5443 or get started by requesting an appointment using the form on this page.