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At South Florida ENT Associates, we provide our patients with effective, long-term solutions for chronic sinusitis, with improved outcomes with the addition of PROPEL sinus implants. This innovative nasal stint makes it possible to minimize post-operative scarring, inflammation, and other complications that could occur after undergoing sinus surgery to treat chronic sinusitis. PROPEL improves long-term surgical outcomes and reduces the risk of revision surgery.

How Does PROPEL work?

Chronic sinusitis can be difficult to get under control. Many of our patients come South Florida ENT Associates after trying various other treatments that failed to bring real relief. Sinusitis has an impact on every area of life, limiting sense of smell and taste, affecting breathing and the ability to get a restful, healthy night of sleep. Sinus surgery in conjunction with PROPEL can finally give you long-lasting relief.

What is Chronic Sinusitis?

When the sinus cavities are swollen or inflamed, it has a significant impact on breathing function, along with dealing with continuous drainage. Our surgeons can perform a surgical procedure to remove blockage and enlarge the sinus structure to allow for healthy drainage and free breathing. When this procedure is performed with the addition of the PROPEL sinus stint, the result of sinus surgery can be significantly improved.

PROPEL™ for Sinuses

Open Sinus Cavities Means Free Breathing … and a Better Life.

If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, you may be experiencing symptoms that negatively impact your overall quality of life, including:

  • Excessive mucus drainage in back of throat
  • Constant congestion and breathing difficulties
  • Sinus headaches
  • Sensation of pressure in sinuses and ears
  • Aching teeth and jaw
  • Pain, sensitivity, and swelling
  • Sense of smell and taste is limited
  • Ear pain
  • Night coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Constant sore throat
  • Aching

While the surgery is a critical aspect in successfully treating chronic sinusitis, the development of the PROPEL implant provides important benefits in healing after surgery. The implant itself a very small, spring-like device, coated with anti-inflammatory medication. The device serves a twofold purpose: it holds the corrected sinus structure open, while delivering the anti-inflammatory medication to the tissues. At South Florida ENT Associates, we have found that the use of the PROPEL device brings our patients faster healing and better results after sinus surgery.

When Sprays and Rinses Fail: Sinus Surgery

Many people with chronic sinusitis have tried many treatments without success. Nasal sprays are a common treatment, available both as an over-the-counter medication, and prescription strength. The spray works to reduce sinus inflammation and open the sinus cavities, but typically requires constant use to keep airways open. These sprays may deteriorate the strength of the sinus structure over time, depending upon the ingredients, such as anti-inflammatories or vasoconstricting medications.

Salt water sprays are also a popular treatment. They have the advantage of containing only sterile water and salt – no medication. Other treatments such as Neti Pot are often tried by people who want to alleviate the unpleasant symptoms of sinusitis. If you are one of the thousands of people suffering from chronic sinusitis, meet with our ENT specialists at South Florida ENT Associates. We provide the most effective, state-of-the-art treatments when other treatments have failed to bring total relief. For many people who suffer from chronic sinusitis, the most effective, long-term relief will be achieved with a minor surgical procedure, performed by one of our experienced ENT specialists.

Sinus Surgery for Chronic Sinusitis: Achieve Long-Term Relief

Sinus surgery is often an appropriate treatment for patients who cannot resolve chronic sinusitis with other treatments. It is worth noting that if you want to avoid the constant use of a medication, whether a spray or pill, nasal surgery treats the cause of the condition.

With the addition of the PROPEL stint, recovery from surgery can be achieved more quickly, and limit the risk of complications. This innovative device is implanted after the surgical correction, and dissolves naturally – no need to extract it later.

Come to South Florida ENT Associates

We invite you to meet with us, so our Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist can evaluate your sinus condition and advise you about a treatment that provides long-lasting results. With over 30 years providing top quality care and treatment to patients throughout South Florida, we are ahead of the curve in the latest developments in medical science that will benefit our patients. If sinus surgery is necessary, the addition of the PROPEL device brings significant patient benefits.

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Important Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

South Florida ENT Associates (SFENTA™) is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, clinicians, and employees, particularly among the recent concern and outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. We are continuing to respond to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Public Health from each state, which are closely monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19.

In-office Guidelines & Preventive Measures

Across our network, SFENTA™ is implementing safety precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health of our patients, employees, and visitors. These preventive measures include:

  • Informational flyers for posting on the outside door, patient waiting room (Click here for ES) and for call center and front office employees – all these should be placed in highly visible areas. If a patient advises the staff that they have traveled outside the country to an affected area or have been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19, please follow protocol as mentioned in the call center and front office flyer.
  • Patients to be limited to bringing only one visitor with them into our offices.
  • Procedures will not be performed on patients known or suspected to have COVID-19.
  • SFENTA™ is also working with our referring providers to request they do not send patients known or suspected of having the COVID-19 virus to any of our offices.

Patient Guidelines Regarding the Coronavirus & Flu-like Symptoms

As a current patient, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (i.e., cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat), please call your care center location and ask to speak to a staff member who can guide you with more information and treatment suggestions.

We ask that you DO NOT come into the office for any pre-scheduled appointments if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms.

In addition, if you are not experiencing flu-like symptoms, but have traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days, contact a member of our triage staff to determine whether you should come into one of our care centers.

It is our goal to keep all of our patients healthy , reduce the spread of infection, and to make sure you have accurate information. We will continue to keep this site updated as more information becomes available.

Guidelines for You and Your Family

  • There is still time to get a flu shot. This is strongly suggested, as the flu season is still here and the symptoms are very similar.
  • Make sure to wash your hands continuously for 20 seconds and keep hands away from your face; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick!
  • Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in your home using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Please note that the overall immediate health risk from the coronavirus is still considered low. People in areas where ongoing community spread of the virus has been reported are at elevated, though still relatively low, risk of exposure.

However, healthcare workers caring for patients with the COVID-19 and others in close contact with infected persons are at a greater risk of exposure. Travelers returning from affected international locations where community spread is occurring are also at elevated risk of exposure.

The CDC believes the virus may appear between 2-14 days after exposure. There is no vaccine and treatment is supportive. The virus is spread person to person mainly by respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This is similar to other respiratory pathogens like influenza.

Together, South Florida ENT Associates will continue monitoring and preparing to meet the current challenge in order to ensure our staff and patients receive the same quality of care they deserve. We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, clinicians, and employees

Additional Information and Resources

The CDC believes the virus symptoms may appear between 2-14 days after exposure. There is no vaccine and treatment is supportive. The virus is spread person to person mainly by respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This is similar to other respiratory pathogens like influenza.

For more information, visit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Official Information on COVID-19