Latest Developments Drs. O'Connor married and successfully placed first in two separate Andalusia endonasal implants without clogging and few hours of
Marbella, January 2012.- The ENT unit of USP Marbella, by Drs. Juan Carlos Casado and Carlos O'Connor has been successful, for the first time in Andalusia, an innovative surgery to treat chronic sinusitis by placing an implant endonasal transient.
Through this surgical practice, imported from USA, will manage to solve other problems of rhinosinusitis and nasal passages by a procedure without tamponade, with little to alter the patient's appearance and few hours of admission. In particular two women have been taken over 71 and 42 years respectively, both with very satisfactory development. In the case of the first patient, suffered the disease for 20 years, the second, more than 5. In Spain recorded an annual average of between 0.9 and 1.8 million cases of acute sinusitus.
Dr Married explains the sinusitus can be treated pharmacologically but sometimes also requires surgery. "Through the endonasal implantation technique, innovative alternative to conventional surgery, immediate effects are achieved because the implant, which is nothing more than a reservoir with hundreds of micropores, is progressive and gradually releasing a corticosteroid directly into the affected sinuses. The implant is removed in consultation within a month, "says Dr. Casado.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses that are located around the nose and can be caused by several reasons:
- Fungal infections,
- Deviation of nasal septum
- Narrow drainage ducts in the nose
- Tumors or polyps etc ...
Among the main symptoms that may signal the presence of sinusitis, we highlight the following:
- Facial pain
- Loss of smell
- Nasal congestion and discharge
- Postnasal drip
- Fever etc ...
Enters the main advantages of this technique presents endonasal versus conventional surgery, Dr. O'Connor says the following:
- Minimally invasive surgery, without creating wounds
- Without tamponade
- With little change the anatomy of the patient
- No need for hospitalization over 24 hours
- Recovery process shorter and less annoying
"With the addition of this implant, the ENT unit of USP Marbella offers the full range of new products for the treatment of sinusitus: diode laser, balloon sinuplasty, bipolar radiofrequency system olympus luma, browser etc ..." concludes Dr. O'Connor.