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Dr. Avery using New Stent

Dr. William Avery Hutchinson Health’s Ear, Nose and Throat physician is one of the first in the country to use a new dissolving sinus stent in patients who undergo sinus surgery.

Sinus surgery is often used to alleviate symptoms related to chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is persistent inflammation of the sinuses and is one of the most common health problems in the United States. Symptoms can feel like a never-ending cold and can include congestion, decreased sense of smell, facial pain or pressure, and persistent post-nasal drip.

The new product, Intersect ENT’s PROPEL® Contour sinus stent, was recently approved by the FDA and is placed after surgery to help keep the sinuses open. If you have sinus issues and want to see if you are candidate for this stent make an appointment with Dr. Avery by calling 320-234-3290.