Balloon Sinuplasty and Propel: Partners in Healing
Longtime readers know that I spend a lot of time discussing the latest innovations in ENT surgery. The best of these tend to improve patients’ lives radically, shortening recovery times and promoting much better quality of life.
Two of these – balloon sinuplasty and the PROPEL sinus stent – have both cut down on healing times following sinus surgery. So it is no surprise that many progressive sinus surgeons have begun using both approaches in tandem:
“Once [balloon] sinus surgery is undertaken, one of the things that ruins sinus surgery is scarring. So a surgeon is going to everything in his power to prevent it. And this particular device is called the propel device. When deployed it springs open and it stints the sinus open and it’s also coated with a steroid which limits inflammation and scarring and promotes healing.”
The benefits of these clever approaches are often permanent; they not only help you in the moment, they obviate the need for future revision surgeries.
As a top Los Angeles sinus surgeon, I have been leading the way toward widespread use of the best inventions in modern sinus surgery. To learn more, please contact my offices here today.