Description of Medical ServiceImplantation of a bioabsorbable implant to support the upper and lower cartilage inside an area of the nose known as the lateral wall. The implant is placed inside the nasal wall by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist) or rhinologist. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed under local anaesthesia.
Description of Medical ConditionNasal airway obstruction is a condition in which the nasal passages are blocked and prevent a normal or comfortable amount of air from passing through the nose.
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeTherapeutic technology
Previous Application Number/sNot Applicable
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PASC consultation closes 8 July 2022
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