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Sinusitis Treatment: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

For some, medical therapy will not provide lasting relief from the symptoms of chronic or recurrent sinusitis.

In-office balloon sinus dilation may not be an option for everyone with sinusitis. In these instances, our doctors may suggest endoscopic sinus surgery, or ESS. The goal of ESS, like balloon sinus dilation, is to expand the sinus drainage pathways to help restore drainage and heal the sinus mucosa.

How Endoscopic Sinus
Surgery Works

A doctor uses an endoscope, inserted through your nostrils, to view the passageways and sinus openings, and a series of micro-cutting instruments to remove obstructive or abnormal tissue.

This tissue removal expands the openings to the sinuses and the pathways through which sinuses drain, helping clear sinuses and promote healing.

Clinical Benefits Of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

In multiple studies, patients who receive functional endoscopic sinus surgery show a statistically significant improvement in symptoms and quality of life following surgery.1

There are a number of approaches to ESS. Should you be a candidate for ESS, our doctors at ENT & Sleep Medicine Associates will discuss the option they recommend for you, as well as the risks associated with ESS.

Recovery From Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Recovery times for ESS vary, based on the extent of the procedure. Many people return to normal activities within one to two weeks following surgery.2

We use PROPEL Technology



PROPEL® is clinically proven to improve surgical outcomes for chronic sinusitis sufferers. When placed in the sinus following surgery, PROPEL decreases scarring and inflammation, reducing the need for additional surgical procedures as well as oral steroids and their potential side effects3.

The spring-like PROPEL® implant props open the ethmoid sinus to maintain the surgical opening, delivers an anti-inflammatory medication directly to the sinus lining, and then dissolves, avoiding the need for removal. Talk with our providers today to see if PROPEL is the right option for you.

See Propel
In Action

Talk with our providers to see if PROPEL® is the right
option for you.

PROPEL® Patient Stories

Many have benefited from PROPEL® dissolvable implants and have many success stories showing it to be a safe and effective solution that can provide real relief from painful sinusitis symptoms. Here are examples of what other patients are saying.


1 Impact of functional endoscopic sinus surgery on symptoms and quality of life in chronic rhino sinusitis.Damm M, Quante G, Jungehuelsing M, Stennart E. Laryngoscope. 2002 Feb: 112(2): 310-5.

2 Pain treatment and recovery after endoscopic sinus surgery.Kemppainen TP, Tuomilehto H, Kokki H, Seppa J, Nuutinen J. Laryngoscope. 2009 May-June: 321-327.

3 Han JK, Marple BF, Smith TL et al. IFAR.2012; 2:271-279.

The PROPEL Sinus Implant is intended for use following ethmoid sinus surgery to maintain patency. For more information consult your physician or visit to view information including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events. Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts this product to sale by or on the order of a physician. PROPEL® is a registered trademark of Intersect ENT, Inc.

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