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.
How Does Sinuva Work?
The Sinuva implant works by releasing steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (steroid) into the sinus cavities over the course of 90 days. Sinuva has the added advantage of opening the sinus cavities for improved breathing. The action of the steroidal medication along with the widening effect of the implant reduces congestion while the medication shrinks nasal polyps – without surgery.
The Sinuva Procedure: What to Expect
The implant procedure will be performed by our board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Aminpour in a routine office visit. The entire procedure requires only about 30 to 40 minutes, with 20 to 30 minutes for anesthetic to numb the nose, and just 10 minutes to gently insert the device within the sinus cavities, after which is 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
The benefits of Sinuva over the 90-day period include:
- Non-surgical treatment for nasal polyps
- Releases medicine over 90 days for sustained relief from congestion
- Reduces nasal obstructions
- 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. A consultation with our ENT specialist, Dr. Aminpour, will verify whether Sinuva is an effective treatment option for you.
There are potential risks associated with the use of the Sinuva implant. Some side-effects may include light-headedness or headache, nosebleeds, or asthma. Other risks include the possibility of infections, such as middle ear infections or upper respiratory infections. Clinical trials also showed bronchitis as a possible side effect.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Aminpour?
Dr. Aminpour is a board-certified otolaryngologist, an ear nose and throat (ENT), specialist who offers the most advanced treatments for nasal polyps and other conditions affecting the sinuses.
His medical specialty, which includes the sinuses as well as the ears, nose and throat, continues to advance as newer, more effective treatments are developed. He stays ahead of the curve on the latest techniques and innovations, including offering Sinuva for his patients who suffer with the unpleasant symptoms of nasal polyps.
His medical team is warm, welcoming, and professional. Their goal is to provide you with the most effective, least invasive treatment for your condition. If you suffer from the symptoms of nasal polyps, Contact us today for one of the best treatments of Sinuva Los Angeles has to offer.