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A Stent for Your Sinuses
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Sep 19, 2013 - 2:19:58 PM

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Millions of people suffer from chronic sinusitis, the condition during which constant sinus infections and nasal blockage make breathing, sleeping and everyday activities more difficult. Patients often turn to nasal sprays or over-the-counter medications, but many find these treatments are not enough to control their everyday symptoms. Instead, some patients are opting for the latest in sinus surgery-PROPEL implants that open the passageways and release steroids into the sinus tissues to deliver anti-inflammatory medicine.

"So many patients have turned to oral treatments or sinus surgeries that only enlarge the sinuses and do not allow for continued relief," says Dr. Jordan Pritikin, a board-certified otolaryngologist at The Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center. "The PROPEL implants are the latest development in treating chronic sinusitis, and it is quickly spreading across the country as the go-to solution for sinus sufferers."

Dr. Pritikin was one of the first in the country to adopt and use the PROPEL implants; and he has seen patients thrilled with the results. The surgery not only enlarges the swollen sinus passageways and treats any infections, but inserts steroid-releasing implants that deliver steroids directly to the sinus lining, relieving pressure and providing continued relief. The implant reduces the chance of needing additional surgeries or treatments. The procedure is similar to stents used to open the arteries to treat coronary heart disease.

"Typically patients who receive sinus surgery will have to return for multiple follow-up visits and might even be required to have additional procedures," continues Dr. Pritikin. "The PROPEL implants give patients a much better chance of continued sinus relief post-surgery and lasting results."

About Dr. Jordan Pritikin

Dr. Jordan Pritikin is a board-certified otolaryngologist at Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center, a private medical practice devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of nasal and sinus disorders. Dr. Pritikin is aFellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and attended RushMedical College in Chicago, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. Over the years, Dr. Pritikin has cultivated an interest in Rhinology, focusing his practice on diseases of the nose and sinuses, and has participated in clinical research exploring innovative therapies for chronic sinusitis. He has lectured at local and national meetings, developed informational and training videos demonstrating surgical techniques for the nose and sinuses, and has helped develop and refine instruments designed for sinus surgery. Dr. Pritikin and the Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center offer patients an unparalleled level of service, utilizing state-of-the art technology and innovative treatments while maintaining a thoughtful and caring approach. For more information visit http://www.chicagonasalsinuscenter.com/.

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