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Sinus stents

Patients with chronic sinusitis suffer a number of frustrating symptoms:

  • Facial pain and pressure
  • Nasal congestion
  • Headaches
    discolored nasal discharg
  • Loss of smell and taste

Medications that are often prescribed for chronic sinusitis patients include antibiotics, nasal steroids, antihistamines, oral steroids, decongestants, and saline irrigations.

The downside of surgery

If symptoms continue despite medications, surgery may be an option. While surgery provides benefits for many patients, inflammation and scarring can take place even in the first 30 days, decreasing the effectiveness of surgery and causing symptoms to return. For those suffering from chronic sinusitis, this disheartening occurrence is all too common.

Sinus stents

PROPEL Sinus Stent
Source: Intersect ENT

Advanced technology has been developed that is clinically proven to reduce post-surgical inflammation and scarring.

The PROPEL® sinus stent is an FDA-approved treatment option that is placed in the sinuses after surgery. These sinus stents are small, spring-like devices that are coated with an anti-inflammatory drug.

The stent props the sinuses open while the oral steroids reduce inflammation. The device promotes healing and reduces the need for repeat surgeries by locally delivering a drug to the sinuses. After 30 to 45 days following surgery, the stent dissolves.

Serving the Twin Cities

Three locations in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis.

We can help you.

The physicians and clinical staff at Oakdale Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic are committed to your health and well-being. Allergies, sinus and nasal disorders, hearing loss — and many other ENT conditions — can disrupt and complicate life. That’s why we seek out the most innovative diagnostic testing and treatment options that bring real results, improving the quality of life for our patients.