1719 – Insertion of a bioabsorbable implant for nasal airway obstruction due to lateral wall insufficiency

Page last updated: 26 May 2022

Application Detail

Description of Medical Service

Implantation 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 Condition

Nasal 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 Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type

Therapeutic technology

Previous Application Number/s

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form

Application Form (PDF 738 KB)
Application Form (Word 2356 KB)

Consultation Survey

Consultation Survey (PDF 323 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 72 KB)

PASC Consultation
PASC consultation closes 8 July 2022

MSAC Consultation
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PICO Confirmation


Assessment Report


Public Summary Document


Meetings for this Application


11–12 August 2022