PROPEL is clinically proven to maintain the outcomes your surgery creates – providing confidence that your work will stay as you left it. Dr. Monica Tadros now uses Propel as a simple, painless non-surgical procedure in her office in NYC & NJ that takes minutes under local anesthesia to help melt polyps away.
PROPEL provides meaningful benefits to patients:
PROPEL maintains the opening created during surgery by reducing post-operative scarring, inflammation, polyposis and middle turbinate lateralization. Reducing such scarring and inflammation is essential to improve long-term outcomes and reduce the need for revision surgery.
About Intersect ENT’S
Intersect ENT’s mission is to advance clinically proven therapy solutions that enable ENT physicians to solve clinical challenges and improve the quality of life for patients. Nearly 35 million Americans suffer from sinus disease each year!
Propel Sinus Stent Procedure
Watch the PROPEL sinus stent video in action below. It opens the sinus cavity, delivers medication to the healing tissue and maintains the outcomes of sinus surgery.
Who Is A Candidate?
Those who have sought out surgical treatment for polyps in the sinuses, caused by allergies or asthma.
How it Works?
- PROPEL Delivery System is directed to the open surgical cavity.
- The PROPEL implant’s spring-like design conforms to patient’s unique anatomy and props open the sinus.
- Sustained, local release of mometasone furoate over 30 days.*
- Eventually dissolves.
What are Polyps?
Polyps are small growths, typically benign and with a stalk, protruding from a mucous membrane. Polyps can grow slowly and silently in the sinuses and be mistaken for nasal allergies. Although these types of polyps never become cancerous, sinus polyps may become aggressive and remodel the facial bones from the inside out, putting pressure most commonly in the eye, cheek and forehead areas.
What Causes Polyps?
Sinus polyps are commonly aggravated to grow by dysregulation of the body’s immune response.
For this reason, the anti-inflammatory and immune suppressing effects of steroid medication are often used to help treat polyps. However, high doses of oral steroid medications are not advised for chronic use because of their numerous side effects. In some cases, polyps may be caused by fungal infections that may actually be worsened by antibiotics or oral steroid medications, and should be evaluated by the best physician in NYC.
What Do They Affect?
- Increasing Congestion
- Adding Sinus Pressure & Discomfort
- Contribute to Nasal Drainage
- Subsidize to Sleep Disorders
Steroid Releasing Solution: Propel Technology
Propel is a steroid-impregnated, medicated device that Dr. Monica Tadros uses to help treat polyps and prevent them from returning. Intersect ENT has developed the PROPEL dissolvable sinus stents to help open the sinus passageways and improve outcomes for chronic sinusitis sufferers following sinus surgery.
- The PROPEL system has been clinically proven to prevent obstruction of the ethmoid sinus following surgery.
- The PROPEL steroid-releasing implant is the first and only product that delivers drug directly to the sinus mucosa, reducing the need for oral steroids.
- Designed with patient comfort in mind, the PROPEL steroid-releasing implant props open the sinuses after surgery through an innovative spring-like design.
- Inserted by a physician to maintain the surgical opening, the spring-like implant expands to prop open the ethmoid sinus and gradually delivers an advanced corticosteroid (mometasone furoate) with anti-inflammatory properties directly to the sinus lining.
- The results showed improved post-operative outcomes, reducing the need for additional surgical procedures such as adhesion lysis and systemic steroids.
- The dissolvable implant is temporary, lasting up to 30 days and does not require removal because it is self-absorbed by the body.
Looks like a soft interlacing spider-web that expands just where you need it in the sinus cavity, allowing for the mometasone steroid medication to be delivered continuously to the problem areas over a 30 day period of time.
The benefits of local delivery eliminate the unwanted side effects of oral steroid medications and allow for higher doses of steroid medication to be delivered directly into the polyp tissue.
Propel Polyps No More!
The biggest problem that polyp patients suffer is recurrence of the sinus polyps, especially if the underlying inflammatory cause cannot be corrected. Having to endure numerous surgeries to remove polyps that come back is not uncommon.
Dr. Monica Tadros now uses Propel as a simple, painless non-surgical office procedure that takes minutes under local anesthesia to help melt polyps away for her NJ and Bergen County patients.