ClariFix® Cryotherapy

If you have been living with constant nasal problems like stuffiness, itchiness, sneezing, or postnasal drip, consider ClariFix cryotherapy at Surgical Solutions Network. People from Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, and throughout Canada visit our private medical centres for lasting relief from chronic rhinitis with this minimally invasive treatment.  

Why Choose Surgical Solutions Network for ClariFix Cryotherapy?

At Surgical Solutions Network, we treat patients from Canada and all over the world who are suffering from chronic rhinitis. Our board-certified physicians have years of experience treating this chronic condition and performing other ENT treatments . In addition to providing advanced medical solutions, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience that begins before surgery and continues through post-op care.

Values That Matter to Us and Our Patients

Compassion

We are patient focused and provide effective care with human kindness.

Innovation

We combine innovation with the latest technology and processes to advance surgical care in Canada and better serve patients and providers.

Quality

We are a continuous learning organization that measures, monitors, and improves every day.

Respect

We support, respect, and accept our patients, team members, and partners, while operating with honesty and integrity in providing our services.

What Is Chronic Rhinitis?

Chronic rhinitis is a set of nasal symptoms that persists for months; it may be associated with allergies, but not always. These symptoms include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Itchy, runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Postnasal drip

What Is ClariFix?

ClariFix is a cryotherapy (freezing) treatment for chronic rhinitis. It is used to disable the nerve that is responsible for sending too many signals to the nose, causing the following concerns:

  • Congestion
  • Mucous production
  • Sneezing

How Is the ClariFix Procedure Done?

Our board-certified ENT surgeons perform ClariFix as an office procedure using a light level of sedation. The ClariFix balloon is gently placed through the nostril into the posterior part of the nose near the posterior nasal nerve (PNN), the region that is the source of the symptoms. After placement, the balloon is filled with nitrogen gas that freezes the PNN nerve. The procedure takes less than 10 minutes and is non-invasive. No tissue is cut or removed, and nothing is left in the nasal cavity after treatment.

How Successful is ClariFix?

Recent medical literature published in September 2021 in the Laryngoscope medical journal has shown that more than 80% of patients have shown significant improvement in validated Nasal Symptom Scores (runny nose/rhinorrhea, congestion, sneezing, and itchiness) at their 2-year follow-up appointments.

Is Cryotherapy Safe?

Yes. ClariFix is FDA-cleared to treat chronic rhinitis in adults. Cryotherapy has shown an excellent safety profile in medical studies published to date. Most side effects are temporary and resolve with little to no medical intervention. The most commonly reported but rare side effects include headaches, nose bleeds, and sinusitis.

When Can I Expect Results?

Patients often experience increased congestion in the first few weeks after the procedure, but these symptoms typically resolve quickly. After 4 to 6 weeks, you will start to notice an improvement in your nasal symptoms; decreased congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and itchiness. After a ClariFix cryotherapy procedure, 1 in 3 patients can discontinue all intranasal medications.

Next Steps: Book Your ClariFix Consultation

You have options for private healthcare and ENT surgery in Canada. If you are ready to discuss your chronic rhinitis needs with one of the board-certified surgeons at Surgical Solutions Network, contact us using our online form and request a consultation.

Please note that our healthcare team will require your basic medical history to prepare for your consultation appropriately. You will be required to travel out of province for surgery. During the consultation, your patient advisor will discuss potential risks and complications. The consultation can take place via telephone or video conference.

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