Minimally invasive surgery involves specialized medical tools, like endoscopes, that access structures inside your body using tiny incisions.
But when one of our providers performs minimally invasive sinus procedures, they do not need to make any incisions. The provider gently guides small tools through your nose, easily reaching all the structures inside your nasal cavity and sinuses.
With minimally invasive procedures, you have significantly less tissue damage, less pain, and a quicker recovery.
The Propel steroid-eluting stent is a tiny, biocompatible device Dr. Yu-Syken places in the sinus opening after balloon dilation. As the stent physically supports the opening, it slowly releases steroids that help prevent scarring and inflammation during the healing process.
The stent promotes healing, helps keep the sinus open for a more extended period, and prevents sinusitis from recurring. After 30-45 days, the stent dissolves and leaves your body.