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Exceptional Sinus Surgery Success with the PROPEL Sinus Implant in Chicago, IL

February 24, 2015

178094009Individuals with chronic sinusitis frequently experience facial pain, persistent headaches, difficulty breathing, and an impaired sense of smell and/or taste. This condition, which affects approximately 31 million Americans, can greatly diminish quality of life on a daily basis. Fortunately, sinus surgery can alleviate the symptoms of chronic sinusitis by opening the obstructed passages for improved function and comfort. Now, with the revolutionary new PROPEL sinus implant, board certified otolaryngologist Dr. Gary Wiesman helps sinus surgery patients achieve vastly improved, long-lasting results at his state-of-the-art practice in Chicago, IL.

How Does the PROPEL Sinus Implant Work?

The PROPEL sinus implant is a spring-like, dissolvable implant that props open the sinus walls following surgery to maintain the opening created by the procedure. The expanded implant then gradually and consistently delivers an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid to the sinus lining, a proven medication called mometasone furoate.

As it reduces inflammation, the implant also ensures that the enlargement of the sinuses is maintained, all the while reducing the risk of scarring. Because the implant dissolves completely over time, there is no need to worry about having it replaced or removed. Always at the forefront of the latest technology, Dr. Gary Wiesman is one of only a few physicians in Chicago to offer this innovative new product, the PROPEL sinus implant. Board certified in both otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery, Dr. Wiesman can help you not only breathe better, but help you achieve your cosmetic goals as well so that you can look as good as you feel.

Additional Benefits for Sinusitis Sufferers

In addition to promoting improved healing following sinus surgery, the PROPEL sinus implant effectively reduces or eliminates the need for systemic anti-inflammatory medications in pill form. Many of these oral steroids have been linked to health complications, particularly in patients for whom a drug interaction is a potential risk. The implant’s ability to deliver the anti-inflammatory medication directly to the sinus lining is among the product’s chief benefits. Reducing swelling after sinus surgery helps alleviate the recurrence of congestion and pain.

Schedule Your Sinus Consultation Today

If you suffer from the symptoms of chronic sinusitis and your condition is negatively affecting your daily life, Dr. Wiesman wants to help. With the latest in state-of-the-art technology and decades of experience in his field, Dr. Wiesman is your premier destination for sinusitis relief with the PROPEL sinus implant. Contact us today to learn more about how the PROPEL steroid-releasing sinus implant can help you finally find lasting relief from chronic congestion, headaches, facial pain, and more.

Our Chicago, IL practice is privileged to welcome patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Cicero, Berwyn, Summit, Oak Park, Forest Park, and beyond. Our team genuinely looks forward to serving you.

Find Lasting Relief from Sinusitis with In-Office Balloon Sinus Dilation from Dr. Gary Wiesman

August 22, 2014

476282787Sinusitis is a potentially serious inflammatory sinus condition that affects more than 31 million men and women in America.  This affliction costs us approximately $1 billion on over-the-counter treatments and $150 million on prescription medications every year. If you suffer from sinusitis, you know how it can negatively affect your life on a daily basis,as well as how difficult it can be to find real relief that lasts. At the Wiesman Institute in Chicago, IL, board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Gary G. Wiesman specializes in helping patients just like you reclaim their lives, their comfort, and their health with in-office balloon sinus dilation.

Benefits of Balloon Sinus Dilation

Balloon sinus dilation, performed right here in our office, may help significantly reduce the likelihood that surgery will be needed in cases of acute sinusitis. The process involves the strategic placement of a small balloon within the sinus cavities; when the balloon is carefully inflated, the sinus pathways are gently opened. This quick, convenient procedure effectively reshapes the internal anatomy of the nose and the sinuses, promoting drainage that is more natural, easier breathing, and relief from uncomfortable pressure.

Patients who undergo this minimally invasive procedure report substantial relief from their sinusitis symptoms beginning the very same day. Other conditions commonly treated with balloon sinus dilation include:

  • Mild to moderate deviation of septum
  • Isolated and multi-sinus disease
  • Maxillary accessory ostia
  • Disease of the frontal, sphenoid, maxillary, or maxillary and anterior ethmoid sinuses
  • Nasal polyps caused by chronic sinusitis

Dr. Wiesman will take the time to talk with you about your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, and any other health conditions you may have in order to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and an effective and sustainable treatment plan.

Get the Sinusitis Relief You Need

If you or someone in your family suffers from any of the sinus conditions mentioned above and you’re ready to find relief from your symptoms, Dr. Wiesman and his team can help. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and to learn more about how in-office balloon sinus dilation can free you from the pain, pressure, stiffness, discharge, and other unpleasant symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis. We look forward to discussing your condition with you and developing a treatment plan that fulfills your needs, all performed in the comfortable environment of our Chicago office. Dr. Wiesman warmly welcomes patients from communities in Chicago, Oak Park, Berwyn, Summit, Forest Park, Cicero, and beyond.

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