MIDWEST ENT UPDATE 9/29/2020

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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How Balloon Sinuplasty Helps

Chronic sinus problems can interfere with your quality of life when you are constantly dealing with sinus headaches, stuffiness, pain, and pressure. If over-the-counter medications and treatments have failed to provide lasting relief, balloon sinuplasty could help. Dr. Gordon Siegel, the board-certified otolaryngologist at Midwest ENT in Chicago, IL, performs balloon sinuplasty and can help you experience relief from chronic sinus problems. 

How Balloon Sinuplasty Helps

Balloon sinuplasty is a treatment method for opening up blocked sinuses so they can properly drain. The procedure helps alleviate stuffiness, pressure, and other symptoms. Patients are also able to readily breathe through the nose once again following treatment. 

Balloon sinuplasty can be performed to treat patients dealing with any of the following issues:

  • Chronic nasal or sinus problems
  • Headaches and pressure around the eyes
  • Nasal stuffiness and trouble breathing through the nose
  • Chronic sinus infections that are not relieved by medications 
  • Persistent foul smelling breath or a bad taste in the mouth

The Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure

Balloon sinuplasty is performed as a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that does not require any cutting or removal of bone or soft tissue. General anesthesia is administered to ensure patients remain relaxed and comfortable the entire time. 

The procedure is performed by gently inserting a thin wire catheter with a tiny balloon on the end into the nostril. The catheter is slowly moved through the nostril until the sinus blockage is reached. Then the balloon is inflated, which opens up and widens the sinus pathway. 

Once open, the sinuses are gently flushed out with a saline solution to clear out trapped mucus. After the sinuses have been opened and drained, the balloon is deflated and the catheter removed. Most patients recover quickly and can resume normal activities within two days of undergoing balloon sinuplasty at our practice. Following the procedure, the sinuses remain open, sinus symptoms are alleviated, and patients can breathe easier.

Balloon sinuplasty can provide lasting relief from chronic sinus problems. For balloon sinuplasty in Chicago, IL, schedule a consultation with Dr. Siegel by calling Midwest ENT at (312) 988-7777.

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