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

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Right for Me?

Midwest ENT in Chicago, IL is your ear, nose, and throat specialist when you need a balloon sinuplasty. Dr. Gordon Siegel and his dedicated team provide the best ENT care in a caring and familiar environment. A balloon sinuplasty is one procedure that can help chronic sinus problems. Keep reading about balloon sinuplasty and contact us for an appointment if you have chronic sinus issues.

What Is a Balloon Sinuplasty?

A balloon sinuplasty is a procedure where your ENT doctor uses a very slim catheter with a tiny balloon on the end that is fed into the nasal cavity. Once the balloon is near the blockages, your doctor slowly inflates the balloon. This widens the nasal passages and relieves pressure on the sinuses. Then the balloon can be deflated and removed.

The balloon sinuplasty is a great alternative to traditional sinus surgery because it is less invasive and doesn't involve removing any soft tissue. This lessens any risk of infection or complications and there is also minimal recovery time.

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Right for Me?

A balloon sinuplasty is typically recommended for patients with chronic nasal and sinus issues who haven't responded to other treatments. If you are always taking sinus medication and do not feel like it helps much, talk to your ENT about your symptoms and the severity. If you have chronic sinus pain, recurring sinus infections or headaches, and medications have not helped ease your symptoms, it might be time to consider a balloon sinuplasty.

When you need a balloon sinuplasty, Midwest ENT in Chicago, IL is here to help Dr. Gordon Siegel and his team can treat all your ear, nose, and throat ailments and help you stay healthy. Contact us for an appointment for a balloon sinuplasty in Chicago, IL, at (312) 988-7777.

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