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Free Program Offered About Treatment for Chronic Sinus Infections

November 20, 2012

“Sinus Treatment … With Balloons” is a free program about Balloon SinuplastyTM, an effective surgical procedure for the treatment of blocked sinuses. The one-hour program is scheduled for 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Blackhawk Room at Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, Iowa. The program will be presented by ENT physician Douglas Henrich, M.D. 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 someone’s physical, functional and emotional lives. Until recently, sinusitis patients were limited to two treatment choices: 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 “Sinus Treatment … With Balloons,” call 319-768-4070.