Sinusitis, the inflammation of the linings of the sinuses, can lead to frequent infections and nasal blockage – greatly impacting quality of life. The first line of treatment is medications, however if symptoms are persistent, minimally invasive sinus surgery may be an option.
The good news is that our practice now offers a breakthrough treatment called the PROPEL® Sinus Stent. This dissolvable stent is placed at the end of sinus surgery to keep the sinuses open, eliminating the need for gauze packing used in older surgical techniques. PROPEL delivers anti-inflammatory medication directly to the healing tissue and is clinically proven to improve surgical outcomes and enhance healing by reducing post-operative scarring and the need for additional surgical procedures and oral steroids with their potential side effects. The stent’s lightweight design means patients usually cannot even tell that it is there. And since PROPEL dissolves within 45 days, no removal is necessary.
If you or someone you know is experiencing chronic facial pain or pressure, headaches, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, and/or loss of taste or smell, please call us to consult with Dr. Gary Wiesman, board certified otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat) specialist at 312-981-1290. You can also visit our website at www.WiesmanNasalAndSinus.com. So if you have a follow-up visit or sinus procedure that you have put on hold, now may be a good time to schedule an appointment before you get busy with the holiday season or the end-of-the-year festivities.
Please mention this letter when calling our office so that we may expedite your consult.
Dr. Gary Wiesman
Board Certified Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon