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PROPEL Yourself To Easier Breathing

Last updated: Jun 09, 2016

Coughing, congestion, sinus pressure, headache…while you may think these common symptoms come from seasonal allergies or a persistent cold, they can actually mean you are suffering from chronic sinusitis. When you have sinusitis, the linings of the sinuses become swollen. Because one in eight adults suffer from sinusitis,1 it may sound like discomfort you just have to live with, but you do have options. Sinus surgery opens an extra or enlarged passageway in the wall of the sinus cavity. This allows the sinuses to drain more easily through the nasal passages, reducing discomfort, and lowering the risk of sinus infections.

SPEAK WITH A SUMMIT MEDICAL GROUP ENT SPECIALIST
IF OVER-THE-COUNTER OR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS
HAVE NOT BEEN WORKING FOR YOU,
OR IF SINUS PAIN AND CONGESTION RECUR FREQUENTLY.

 

After sinus surgery, it used to be difficult to keep the sinuses open while they heal. But today, Summit Medical Group ENT surgeons include the dissolvable PROPEL® Sinus Stent in their surgical repertoire.

PROPEL maintains the opening created during sinus surgery and delivers anti-inflammatory medications, eliminating the need for gauze packing required by older surgical techniques. The stent improves surgical outcomes and enhances healing by reducing the need for additional surgical procedures and oral steroids2 and their potential side effects. Unlike gauze packing, patients usually cannot tell that it is there and it dissolves within 45 days, so no removal is necessary. PROPEL has been studied in three prospective, randomized clinical trials conducted in the United States demonstrating reduced scarring and reduced need for oral steroids.2

PROPEL’s simple, innovative design keeps your sinuses open with no discomfort, allowing you to heal quickly and breathe easy once again.

CALL US AT 908-277-8681 TODAY TO LEARN MORE
ABOUT SINUS SURGERY AND PROPEL

References

[1] NHI Survey 2012. CDC National Center for Health Statistics. Series 10 Number 260.

[2] Han JK, Marple BF, Smith TL et al. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012; 2 :271-279.

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