Unlike most postsurgical measures such as packing, which has to be removed after some time, the Propel stent simply dissolves once its work is complete. This is a great relief for people because it is far less invasive, and it’s a smart way to promote healing without agitating the tissues a second time:
“It doesn’t interfere with the drainage, doesn’t interfere with airflow, but more importantly it’s coated with a steroid that slowly releases into the tissues to decrease inflammation,” Dr. Pritikin said.
The stent is absorbed by the body, patients find long term relief.
“Things are much better. There is no pressure and no headaches,” Jillian said.
That passage is taken from a good Q&A about sinus stents, sinus surgery and what you can expect if your chronic sinusitis requires a surgical procedure.