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

When Is Sinus Surgery Needed?

Dealing with sinus pain can be excruciating and can severely impact your life if this is a chronic issue. When you find that you’re consistently dealing with sinusitis or that your pain is no longer responsive to medication, it might be time to consider another option. Dr. Gordon Siegel at Midwest ENT in Chicago, IL, can explain when you might need sinus surgery and how it could help you.

When Sinus Surgery Is Needed

If you’re dealing with sinusitis, your doctor will likely prescribe different medications to help flush out the sinuses and give you relief from any pain you might be dealing with. If you are dealing with recurring sinusitis and medication no longer seems to help, our ENT Dr. Siegel at Midwestern ENT in Chicago, IL, may need to perform sinus surgery.

Sinus surgery can help open up the sinuses and help improve drainage. Our ENT doctor will perform some tests to determine what could be causing your chronic sinusitis and find out what procedure may be the best for you. Our doctor will choose between functional endoscopic sinus surgery, image-guided surgery, or Caldwell Luc operation. Each surgery has different methods to treat specific issues that could cause your chronic sinus infections.

It will take time to fully heal after your surgery, but you should find that it’s easier to breathe normally and that there is a severe decrease in the number of sinus infections that you experience on a regular basis. This can help you start functioning regularly again and can help with many of the symptoms that can accompany sinus infections.

Contact Our ENT Today

Find out how to clear your sinuses. Contact Dr. Gordon Siegel at Midwest ENT in Chicago, IL, to learn if sinus surgery is the best option for you. Call for more information and to schedule a consultation today at (312) 988-7777.

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