7 Things You Should Know about Sinus Relief and Acclarent Balloon Sinuplasty


1. After a decade of progressive improvements in Balloon Sinuplasty technology, this procedure is now empirically accepted as an excellent alternative for many sinus sufferers

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2. During in office Balloon Sinuplasty , the surgeon inserts a small balloon in the blocked sinus area, inflates it, deflates it, and removes it. This reestablishes air flow between the nose and the sinuses

3. Balloon sinuplasty side effects are minimal and the procedure can be safely performed in the office setting with patients able to return to work or school the next day

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4. Minimally invasive sinus surgery in patients with more complicated issues can be done as a quick, minimal downtime outpatient procedure with excellent short term and long term results

5. Computer Guided Balloon Sinuplasty, performed in the United States for the first time in Boca Raton by Dr. Nathan Nachlas (2014), adds a level of precision to theBalloon Sinuplasty procedure

6. The Propel Steroid Eluting Device developed by Intersect Corporation is a small implant which is placed after sinus procedures to minimize the inflammation of the sinus tissues. This implant has been shown to improve healing and lessen the chance of sinus polyp recurrence

7. Intersect’s Propel Steroid Eluting Device can be placed either in the office or outpatient setting. Insertion of the device is noninvasive and painless. It self dissolves over a period of several months after placement.

For further information about computer-assisted balloon sinuplasty and other new, in-office procedures for sinus relief, call Sandy Friedman, director of patient relations for Dr. Nachlas, at (561) 939-0909 or click on the link below.

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