Soundbites: Device to combat nasal polyps

March 15, 2018

Soundbites: Device to combat nasal polyps

A UW Medicine surgeon performed a landmark procedure this week, implanting tiny, steroid-releasing devices in a patient’s sinuses to reduce the recurrence of nasal polyps. It was the device’s first West Coast deployment and the third such U.S. procedure since the FDA approved the device for commercial use in December 2017.

Russell Hollek, 32, of Shoreline, Washington, received the implants from Dr. Greg Davis, an associate professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  Davis implanted a device in each of Hollek’s ethmoid sinuses, which abut the nasal septum near the eye sockets. 

The patient and physician discuss the procedure in this downloadable video segment


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