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

Page last updated: 27 June 2023

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
Consultation closed

MSAC Consultation
MSAC consultation closed Friday, 10 February 2023.

For further information please refer to PASC, ESC, MSAC Key Dates
For further information on the consultation process please refer to MSAC Consultation Process

PICO Confirmation

PICO Confirmation (PDF 1303 KB)
PICO Confirmation (Word 440 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 1085 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 593 KB)

Meetings for this Application


11–12 August 2022


9-10 February 2023


30-31 March 2023