November 22nd, 2011

“The New Sinus Treatment … With Balloons” is a free program about Balloon SinuplastyTM, an effective surgical option for the treatment of blocked sinuses.

Those interested in learning about this less-invasive treatment may choose from one of two presentation times: Noon to 1 p.m., or 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Blackhawk Room at Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington, Iowa. Presenters are ENT physicians Dean Lyons, M.D. (noon) and Douglas Henrich, M.D. (5 p.m.). A light meal will be provided.

Sinusitis is a chronic sinus health problem, with patients suffering recurring headaches, congestion and fatigue. These symptoms can affect a person’s physical, functional and emotional lives. Until recently, sinusitis patients were limited to two treatment options: medical therapy – such as antibiotics and topical nasal steroids – or conventional sinus surgery. But studies show that many patients do not respond well to antibiotics, and conventional sinus surgery can lead to an uncomfortable and long recovery.

During Balloon Sinuplasty, a surgeon places a small, flexible balloon catheter through a nostril and into the blocked sinus passageway. The surgeon then inflates the balloon to gently restructure and open the sinus passageway, restoring normal sinus drainage and function. Surgeons often do not need to remove any tissue or bone. The result is faster recovery times and less post-procedure discomfort. Many patients return to normal activities within 24 hours and notice significant improvement.

For more information or to register for “The New Sinus Treatment … With Balloons,” call 319-768-4070.