One of the nice things about writing regularly about sinus medicine is that I review lots of new medical technology. Some of it may be more hype than help, but some innovations are continuing to improve our lives as sinus surgeons – and more importantly, relieve your symptoms as sinus patients.
This recent piece offers a quick overview of the state of sinus medicine, singling out two recent additions – balloon sinuplasty and the Propel sinus stent – as especially noteworthy improvements:
With technology like drug-eluting stents, balloon sinuplasty and ENT navigation, your docs have more options than ever to treat a wider spectrum of sinusitis sufferers. “We have new tools to reduce the amount of bleeding, and we have new methods to reduce the amount of pain,” says Natan Scher, MD, an otolaryngologist at Ingalls Health System in Harvey, Ill. “We also have new implants and some other technical methods that all help to improve outcomes.”
We are proud to use the very latest tools and technologies at the Los Angeles Sinus Institute. If you’re looking for an experienced and compassionate sinus surgeon who will take the time to explain all your best options, including some new approaches, feel free to contact my practice today.