As we approach fall and winter, we wish to update you on your ear nose and throat health. We recommend that you have your humidifiers inspected and cleaned. If you don't have one, this may be a good time to purchase. When heaters go on, so should humidifiers. In addition, nasal saline sprays and netty pots often times aid in healthy noses and throats. It is becoming increasingly well known how important good nasal breathing is for our overall health. I am sending a link to a recent story aired on CBS News, featuring James Nestor, author of the recent book, "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art". It is very insightful and I hope you enjoy it.

We continue to take very strict COVID precautions. We have had no cases as a result anyone coming to our office or having surgery with us at Northwestern Hospital.
Flu season is rapidly approaching and strongly encourage the flu vaccine.
We are very pleased with our results of the Inspire(inspiresleep.com)procedure for sleep apnea. This has proven to be an excellent outpatient procedure for those who are not getting good results with CPAP.
As always, we offer a full range of services for your hearing health. We provide the most current technology for testing your hearing and providing the most appropriate hearing aids for each individual.
Please feel free to call the office(312-988-7777) for further information on all of the above or to set up an appointment. You may also send individual emails through our patient portal.

Wishing you all good health and safety,

Gordon J. Siegel, M.D.,FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery             
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

What’s Sinuplasty and When Would I Need It?

If you’re constantly dealing with sinus infections, it can affect your quality of life and make it difficult for you to be able to function each day. You might struggle to find relief from the pain caused by sinus infections, and you might even have issues just focusing throughout the day. When you’re looking for a way to relieve the constant sinus infections you may be dealing with, you may need to talk to your ENT doctor about sinuplasty to see if it’s a good option for you.

What To Know About Sinuplasty

Sinuplasty is also known as balloon sinuplasty and is a minimally invasive technique that can help treat chronic or recurring sinusitis. This form of treatment is often used when other conservative methods don’t give you the relief that you need. The results are permanent and can help you finally find relief from constant sinus infections and the pain that comes with them.

Sinuplasty is minimally invasive, and the procedure usually only needs numbing medication. Your ENT doctor will thread a wire with a small balloon attached to the end of it through your nostril and into the sinuses. When it reaches the final destination, it will be inflated. This helps to open up your sinuses and allow them to properly drain.

Often, you can expect to go home the same day. Recovery is fairly simple because there is no cutting needed during the procedure. Your ENT doctor might recommend this if you’re constantly dealing with chronic sinusitis and other treatments fail to give you the needed results. Sinuplasty can help you breathe easier and help improve your overall quality of life.

Contact Our ENT Doctor Today

Find out how you can find relief from constant sinus pain and infections. Contact your ENT doctor to learn more about sinuplasty and if it’s the best choice for you.

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