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

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The Benefits of a Balloon Sinuplasty

You may think you have tried everything to relieve your sinus pressure, but your ENT may still have something up their sleeve. Have you ever considered a balloon sinuplasty from your Chicago ear, nose, and throat doctor? Balloon sinuplasty has improved the condition of 95% of the patients who have tried it. It can relieve congestion, sinus pain, backed-up mucus, facial pressure, and more.

There are countless benefits to balloon sinuplasty which Dr. Gordon Siegel wants you to know about! At Midwest ENT you can schedule an appointment for this revolutionary treatment method, today. If you suffer from sinus infections or chronic sinus pressure, you could benefit from a balloon sinuplasty from Dr. Siegel.

What is Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty, also known as balloon sinus dilation, is used to dilate the nasal sinuses that have become clogged, congested, or inflamed. When opened up it can reduce inflammation and allows for drainage of any unwanted fluid. It is extremely effective at treating sinusitis and other forms of sinus infection. It is also one of the least invasive and least expensive forms of nasal sinus treatment available. Dr. Siegel at Midwest ENT can provide the treatment in their own office and you could feel relief immediately.

The procedure uses a small balloon-like device that is inserted through your nostrils to dilate the sinus passageways. It only requires local anesthesia and is significantly less invasive than traditional sinus surgeries. No cutting or bone loss is required. You also will experience less bleeding and a faster recovery time. Your doctor could treat your sinus headaches, infections, or breathing problems with this versatile treatment method.

Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty

  • Convenient
  • Highly Effective
  • Lower risk of bleeding
  • Minimally-invasive
  • Reduced risk of scarring
  • Use local anesthesia
  • Quick recovery

If you are interested in scheduling a balloon sinuplasty with Midwest EMT in Chicago, IL, call us at (312) 988-7777. Dr. Siegel is looking forward to relieving your sinus issues with a safe and effective balloon sinuplasty.

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