Sinuva Sinus Implant
Sinuva is a non-surgical treatment to shrink nasal polyps, while opening the sinuses to reduce nasal congestion. It is designed to open once placed in the nasal cavities to aid in free breathing, while delivering anti-inflammatory medicine to shrink nasal polyps without the need for surgery. Contact the team and Andros ENT & Sleep Center to discuss the Sinuva treatment and to schedule a consulation today.
How Does Sinuva Work?
The Sinuva implant releases a steroidal anti-inflammatory medication into the sinus cavities over the course of 90 days. Sinuva also benefits the patient by opening the sinus cavities for improved breathing. The effects of the medication along with the widening effect of the implant reduces congestion while the medication shrinks nasal polyps – all without surgery.
The Sinuva Procedure: What to Expect
The implant procedure will be performed by Dr. Rosario, a board-certified otolaryngologist, in a routine office visit. The entire procedure can be completed in less than an hour. Once the implant is gently placed into the sinus cavity, it usually cannot be felt by the patient. Over the 90 days the anti-inflammatory medication is delivered directly to the sinuses, shrinking nasal polyps. After approximately 90 days, it is removed.
Benefits of Sinuva
There are many benefits of Sinuva. First, Sinuva provides a non-surgical solution for nasal polyps. Sinuva releases necessary medicine over a 90 period, providing sustained relief from congestions and nasal obstructions. Additionally, Sinuva patients commonly experience an improved sense of smell.
Am I a Candidate for Sinuva?
If you are over 18 years of age, have had nasal polyps surgically removed, and are experiencing obstructed breathing, then Sinuva may be the appropriate treatment for long-term relief.
If you experience adverse reactions to steroids or steroid-based medications, then Sinuva may not be indicated in your case. If you also have any known sensitivity to steroid released by the Sinuva implant, then you may not be a candidate. It is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosario to determine if Sinuva will be an effective treatment option.