About the Vent-Os™ Procedure from SinuSys Corp.
A new treatment for the 31 million Americans suffering from sinusitis.
A device the size of a grain of rice is helping sinus patients breathe easier
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Sinusitis - or sinus infection - is more prevalent than heart disease and asthma, with a greater impact on patients' quality of life than chronic back pain or congestive heart failure.
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Over 60 minutes, the capsule gradually expands, gently opening the blocked sinus passage before it's removed.
The capsule uses osmosis to draw in fluids naturally in the sinus, which expands the capsule and opens the sinus passage.
The comfortable Vent-Os procedure requires only topical or local anesthesia.
The tiny Vent-Os device is the size of a grain of rice.
The Vent-Os procedure is designed to be performed in the doctor's office within approximately an hour. Some would call it a "lunchtime" procedure.
A study presented at the American Rhinologic Society Annual Meeting showed that of treated sinus passages remained open one year after treatment.