PRLog - Dec. 12, 2011 - A minimally invasive technology for treating chronic sinus inflammation now performed at Hudson Valley Hospital Center will be featured on an upcoming edition of the Dr. Oz show.
The episode, airing Friday, December 16th on Fox 5 at 4 pm, will feature an ear, nose and throat specialist, who will discuss the minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat patients with chronic sinus blockage.
The Balloon SinuplastyTM system by AcclarentTM uses a small catheter and balloon to quickly open and expand blocked sinuses. Last year, Hudson Valley Hospital Center was the first Hospital in New York State to be recognized by the company as a Sinus Center of Excellence.
More than 37 million Americans suffer with the headaches, congestion, fatigue and other symptoms of sinusitis each year. Traditionally patients are treated with medical therapies such as antibiotics and topical nasal steroids, or conventional sinus surgery that requires bone and tissue removal to open blocked passageways. Now there is a less invasive option known as balloon sinuplasty.
“Many people suffer for years with chronic sinus infections and get only temporary relief using topical nasal steroids and antibiotics,’’
In case you miss the Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Bergstein, an ear, nose and throat specialist with ENT Allergy Associates, will discuss the procedure on an upcoming edition of HVHC’s Health Smart, a health information show aired on local public access. The show will run on local cable access channel starting on December 15- January 1. The show appears on the following channels in your community:
Wappingers Falls Channel 21
Thursday's at 7 pm
Ossining North & South Channel 15
Monday's at 8 pm
Yorktown Channel 74
Wednesday's at 7 pm
Dr. Bergstein is Board-Certified in both Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-
To learn about future free patient seminars or for more information on balloon sinuplasty, visit www.hvhc.org.
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Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. NY provides quality, comprehensive medical care and state-of-the-