Balloon Sinuplasty Makes Landfall in India
The U.S. proudly leads the world in many cutting edge medical technologies. FDA approval is often considered a prelude to approvals in Europe and Asia, which is one of the reasons medical innovators tend to set up shop here in the States. Now a procedure I have helped to pioneer has won approval far across the globe in Kolkata:
Arjun Dasgupta, Chiranjit Dutta and NVK Mohan of Medical Super-Speciality Hospital performed the pioneering surgery in eastern India on a 53-year-old man suffering from chronic sinusitis.
If you are the type who wants to wait for more data and a longer track record before trying a new procedure, the march of approvals won by balloon sinuplasty should be evidence that this procedure has continued to persuade skeptics around the world.