SINUVA Sinus Implant

The SINUVA Sinus Implant is a steroid-releasing (mometasone furoate) implant indicated for the treatment of nasal polyps. SINUVA may be an alternative to sinus surgery and other treatment options.

SINUVA is an innovative technology that reduces polyps and the sensation of nasal congestion and obstruction with a 2-in-1 approach:

  1. Designed to open in the sinus cavity
  2. Delivers anti-inflammatory medicine to treat nasal polyps

Benefits of SINUVA Sinus Implant

The SINUVA Sinus Implant was introduced as an additional therapy option for patients who had recurring nasal polyps after sinus surgery. SINUVA helps patients to

  • Reduce nasal congestion and nasal polyps
  • Improve an impaired sense of smell
  • Reduce the need for further sinus surgery

SINUVA Is An In-Office Procedure

SINUVA is placed in your doctor’s office using topical and/or local anesthesia to numb your nose and sinuses. After numbing your nose, your doctor will introduce the SINUVA implant into your nostril at the end of a delivery system, and place the implant within your sinus. SINUVA usually cannot be felt once it is in place.

Typically, the procedure takes 30-40 minutes. This includes 10-30 minutes to numb your nose and around 5-10 minutes to place the SINUVA implant.

How SINUVA Works to Reduce Nasal Polyps

SINUVA is implanted in your sinus cavity next to the nasal polyps to provide local delivery of a drug called mometasone furoate (a type of steroid). The implant has been shown to be effective in reducing nasal obstruction and congestion and shrinking polyps.

SINUVA Sinus Implant: How It Works Video

SINUVA Sinus Implant Available at CT Sinus Center

If you are interested in the SINUVA Sinus Implant as an in-office treatment for recurrent nasal polyps, call CT Sinus Center at (203) 574-5997 to schedule a consultation. You may also request an appointment online.

SINUVA Sinus Implant FAQs

How should you talk to your doctor about SINUVA?

Your doctor will always be evaluating your condition for the right treatment option. Explore if SINUVA is right for you. Express your desire for an alternative to surgery and current treatment options. Here are a few questions you can use to get the conversation started:

  • I’ve read about SINUVA. Do you think it’s right for me?
  • I don’t want any more surgery. What are my other options?
  • Can SINUVA help shrink my nasal polyps?
  • What are the risks of SINUVA?

By asking questions and starting a conversation, you’ll be helping your doctor plan the right treatment for you.

Have any adverse reactions been reported?

The most common adverse reactions observed in clinical studies were bronchitis, nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory or middle ear infection, headache, lightheadedness, asthma, and nose bleed.

Patients experiencing excessive nasal bleeding, symptoms of infection or symptoms suggesting that the implant has moved, such as irritation or a choking sensation in the back of the throat, should immediately contact a healthcare professional.

Close monitoring is recommended if patients have a change of vision or a history of increased intraocular pressure, glaucoma, and/or cataracts.

Are there risks associated with this treatment?

As with all endoscopic sinus procedures, there are risks associated with the insertion and removal of SINUVA Sinus Implant. For that reason, SINUVA should only be inserted by physicians trained in Otolaryngology.

The placement-related risks include nose bleed, injuries to blood vessels, and bacterial infection.

Are there side effects to this treatment?

Based on the results of the two clinical trials, the most common side effects were asthma, headache, and nose bleed.

Is SINUVA safe?

Because SINUVA is placed directly amongst the nasal polyps, it is able to provide sustained symptom relief with a low rate of side effects. The safety of SINUVA was established in 400 patients in two clinical trials.

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