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Chronic Sinusitis and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Audio Introduction
We can permanently relieve nasal and sinus obstruction, and also eliminate chronic infection. Click to hear more about endoscopic sinus surgery.

 

Traditionally…

sinus-diagramPeople with chronic sinus problems had two choices: take continuous and often costly medication for temporary relief, or undergo extensive surgery and hospitalization. Alan S. Berger, M.D., a Board Certified Otolaryngologist, is among the first physicians in the Delaware Valley to train in a revolutionary new procedure called Endoscopic Sinus Surgery which offers a long-lasting, safe and gentle cure for chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis occurs when the sinus linings swell and prevent proper drainage typically resulting in infections and blockages. One in eight adults suffers from chronic sinusitis annually and is considered one of the most common health ailments in the United States.

 

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If You Suffer from Chronic Sinusitis, You Know How It Feels You experience facial pain and pressure, and headaches, of course. You experience nasal congestion and feel as if you constantly have a cold. You don’t breathe well or sleep well. Even your sense of smell and taste are compromised. You may even feel depressed and more tired than usual. Together with Todd C. Morehouse, D.O., Marta T. Becker, M.D., and Donald M. Sesso, D.O., D.O., Dr. Berger has developed a less invasive procedure with minimal downtime – having performed thousands of Endoscopic Sinus surgeries while helping countless people enjoy relief from chronic sinus pain. Using the latest technology, Dr. Berger and his colleagues can successfully detect and treat chronic sinus diseases that were previously undiagnosed through routine x-rays and physical examinations. The result is early detection and advanced treatment of affected sinus areas.

A Safe, Out-Patient Procedure Dr. Berger and his colleagues perform Endoscopic Sinus Surgery on an out-patient basis under local sedation/anesthesia. There is little discomfort with no expected bruising or swelling. No external changes are made. In addition, as a minimally invasive procedure, in most cases no nasal packing is required. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery offers you safe, gentle and long-lasting relief from sinus pain and is covered by medical insurance.

PROPEL® Mometasone Furoate Implant

As a leading Philadelphia ENT Center, BergerHenry ENT is on the cutting edge of providing improved surgical outcomes for chronic sinus sufferers with the PROPEL® Mometasone Furoate Implant. After the implant is placed into the sinus following Sinus surgery, significant decreases in scarring and inflammation result. In addition, the need for additional surgical procedures is reduced as is the need for oral steroids and their potential accompanying side effects.

 
How the PROPEL® Implant Works PROPEL® Mometasone Furoate Implant The PROPEL implant acts like a spring by propping open the sinus which, in turn, maintains the surgical opening. The implant then delivers medication directly into the sinus lining to prevent inflammation and to decrease scarring. There is no need to remove it because it dissolves after having accomplished its goal. When CBS Philly asked Dr. Berger about the PROPEL® implant, he said that it “is the newest and best in the business. There’s no question that this is an advance that we were looking for. This is an added bonus that has worked fabulously well to prevent the recurrence [of sinusitis] and to help us heal the patients faster and more effectively.” Dr. Berger adds, “another important advantage to PROPEL® is that its anti-inflammatory medication is targeted to the sinus lining whereas the ingestion of pills can affect the entire system.”

 
How it Works | PROPEL® Mometasone Furoate Implant
View an animation video that shows you how the PROPEL® Mometasone Furoate Implant works and the reasons it relieves chronic sinusitis.

 
PROPEL® Mometasone Furoate Implant Patient Review
Listen to Michael, a patient who received the PROPEL® Mometasone Furoate Sinus Implant, describe how he now breathes better, how his ears are clear, how his headaches have gone away, and how his sinusitis has disappeared – all due to the Implant.

 
If you have questions or need additional information about Endoscopic Sinus Surgery or the PROPEL® Mometasone Furoate Implant, you are invited to contact our offices.

 
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What Our Patients Are Saying About Chronic Sinus Infection Treatment and Surgery

Watch as a patient who had chronic sinus pain including breathing difficulty, chronic headaches, congestion, and nose bleeding discusses the successful results of his chronic sinus infection surgery performed by Todd Morehouse, D.O.

 

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