Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses, nose and throat. When your sinuses become blocked, this prevents normal mucus drainage, causing mucus and pressure to build up. You may have chronic sinusitis if you have frequent sinusitis, or have an infection that lasts three months or more.
The Center for Disease Control reports sinusitis is among the most common illnesses in the U.S., affecting an estimated 37 million Americans. Symptoms include headaches, facial pain, nasal congestion and unrelenting fatigue.
For patients with chronic symptoms who are not responding well to medications, there are several non-invasive, safe and effective procedures that can help you breathe better including Balloon Sinuplasty by Acclarent®, PROPEL® and the NuVent™ EM Sinus Dilation System. See below for more information on these simple in-office procedures.
In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty by Acclarent®
A simple procedure that will give you lasting relief and allow you to get your life back!
Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive, breakthrough technology used by our qualified South Florida Sinus Doctors to treat chronic sinusitis patients. This unique procedure has been clinically proven to be a safe and effective treatment for adults and children with chronic sinusitis who have painful sinusitis symptoms and are not responding to medications.
Balloon Sinuplasty has helped hundreds of our patients get lasting relief from Facial Pain, Sinus Pain and Nasal Congestion Our physicians are certified and have significant experience performing this procedure. Balloon Sinuplasty can be performed right in our office under local anesthesia. We begin by inserting a small, flexible balloon catheter into the nose to reach the inflamed sinus. The sinus balloon is slowly inflated to effectively open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that is built up.
Balloon Sinuplasty is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery and does not require the removal of bone and tissue. This allows patients/you to return to normal activities more quickly as well as see improvement in breathing, snoring and sinus pain.
How does Acclarent® Balloon Sinuplasty work?
Step 1. A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus.
Step 2. The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening.
Step 3. Saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out the pus and mucus.
Step 4. The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.
PROPEL® is a dissolvable, steroid-releasing implant that provides localized, controlled delivery of steroid directly to the sinus tissue to maintain the openings created in surgery. It is clinically proven to improve surgical outcomes for chronic sinusitis sufferers.
The goal of surgical treatment for chronic sinusitis is to enlarge the inflamed or obstructed sinus pathways. The PROPEL® implant is placed in the ethmoid sinus following surgery. After being inserted by a physician, the spring-like PROPEL® implant expands to prop open the ethmoid sinus, delivers an anti-inflammatory medication directly to the sinus lining and then dissolves, avoiding the need for removal.
The PROPEL® implant opens the sinus cavities, decreases scarring and inflammation thereby reducing the need for additional surgical procedures and systemic steroids1.
Talk with your doctor to see if PROPEL® is right for you.
Please visit www.mysinusitis.com to view more information including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events.
NuVent™ EM Sinus Dilation System and Surgical Navigation
New Solution for Sinusitis Treatment
NuVent’s built-in image guidance technology helps target sinus relief
NuVent™ EM Sinus Dilation System is used in a minimally invasive surgical procedure to open blocked sinus pathways in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis. NuVent™ is unique because it has a built-in tracking element that “talks to” the Medtronic image guidance system (IGS) technology.
Your sinus anatomy is unique, especially if you have sinus disease. The IGS displays a visual road map of your anatomy, much like a GPS in a car. The NuVent™ EM Sinus Dilation System with the built-in guidance helps your ENT physician to find the blocked sinuses, avoid critical areas and optimize balloon placement to open blocked sinus pathways. Once the balloon is placed, it is then gently inflated to open the sinuses and allow for drainage.
The procedure is minimally invasive, can be performed in the office and is covered by most major insurance companies. Most patients are able to return to normal activities quickly.