Balloon Sinus Dilation Sleeve Device for Treatment Continuum - Health Care - Clinical Services
Many chronic sinusitis patients progress slowly through the treatment continuum. When symptoms first present, patients often seek care from their primary care physician or PCP. These physicians typically prescribe or recommend over the counter (OTC) medications, such as decongestants, nasal and systemic steroids, mucolytics and irrigation. As symptoms persist and possibly worsen, patients are often referred to more specialized physicians, such as otolaryngologists and/or allergists, who are then able to diagnose chronic sinusitis via endoscopic imaging. Following multiple rounds of medication, it is estimated that approximately 60% of patients remain symptomatic and may be optimal candidates for a more invasive treatment option.