Sinus Center of Excellence
Sinusitis affects approximately 37 million people each year in the United States - that is more than heart disease and asthma!
If you suffer from this chronic condition and it hasn't responded to traditional medical therapy, there is a new non-invasive procedure now being offered at Presence Covenant Medical Center. This alternative, LUMA Balloon Sinuplasty™, opens up the blocked sinus and restores normal sinus drainage and function without the removal of bone and tissue.
Dr. Henry Lipps is the pioneer in the community offering this new technology, using a small balloon to quickly open and expand blocked sinuses. This new procedure is completed during an outpatient visit at your Sinus Center of Excellence, Presence Covenant Medical Center.
During the outpatient visit, a small, flexible balloon is placed through the nostril into the blocked sinus passageway. The balloon is then inflated to gently restructure and open the sinus passageway, restoring normal sinus drainage and functioning.
Learn more about sinusitis today. If you feel your medication alone has not been effective in relieving your symptoms, you may be a candiate for balloon sinuplasty. For more information, please call our Otolarynogology physicians at 217-366-1243.
USA Today, July 27, 2009
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