Approximately 12 percent of all Americans suffer from sinusitis each year. Crouse Hospital ear, nose and throat experts Edward Sall, MD, and John Wanamaker, MD, will present a free educational seminar about the symptoms of and treatments for sinus conditions on Wednesday, May 14.
Free and open to the public, the seminar will run from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Avenue. Preregistration is requested by calling 472-2464, or online at crouse.org/sinusrelief. Free parking will be available in the Marley garage.
Until recently sinusitis patients had limited treatment options. Typical treatment for chronic sinusitis begins with medication, but it’s not effective for up to 60 percent of sinus sufferers. When medical therapy fails, surgery is often recommended, but can involve painful cutting and removal of bone and tissue.
At Crouse, Drs. Sall and Wanamaker offer both conventional treatment options, as well as a minimally-invasive sinus procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty that can safely and effectively provide immediate relief from sinus pain and pressure.
Balloon Sinuplasty uses a small, flexible balloon catheter to open inflamed sinuses. The balloon catheter is placed into the nose to reach the inflamed sinuses and is gradually inflated to restructure the previous blocked sinus passage. This can significantly relieve sinusitis symptoms and improve quality of life. Compared to traditional sinus surgery, the Balloon Sinuplasty has a shorter recovery time and is less likely to cause the development of scar tissue which could later re-block the sinus.
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