The sinus stent represents the cutting edge of sinus infection technology. This new device, from a cocktail napkin idea in 2005 to an FDA approval in 2011, dramatically improves healing after sinus surgery. Watch the attached video to see how the stent is placed within the sinus cavities, and then releases a potent nasal steroid over the next few weeks. The implant completely dissolves by six weeks, eliminating the need for “nasal packing” after surgery.
Dr. Rogers was the first physician in Georgia to use the product on a patient, bringing the technology here just weeks after final FDA clearance. He has worked with the engineering team that developed the device to make further refinements and help develop the next generation of similar products.
We have implanted the device over a hundred times now and are very excited. Dr. Rogers feels this product, and several related Intersect stent-type products in the pipeline that aim to deliver local anti-inflammatory medicines to the sinuses.
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