Sinus surgeons have gotten better and better at minimally invasive techniques that shorten recovery time and improve outcomes. But one constant factor has been the body’s own rate of healing: we are generally limited by the number of days necessary for swelling to reduce and bruising to disappear.
The Propel sinus stent has radically changed the calculus on sinus procedures. This springy implantable device can hold airways open and hasten healing with locally delivered steroids, helping patients get back on their feet in a much shorter time period:
“That steroid is only local, as opposed to taking a steroid by mouth, which can have side effects throughout the entire body,” explained Dr. Patel.
Recovery from this procedure is a big improvement. “Traditionally you are out of work 2-3 weeks. You have those large packs that come out of your nose. You have black eyes,” said Dr. Patel.
With this approach, the recovery is much faster. “Patients can usually get back to work within a few days, if not that very next day,” added Dr. Patel
My office was one of the first in Los Angeles to offer sinus surgery that included the Propel system. To learn more and schedule your own intervention with a sinus surgeon today, please call or write.