Proven Technology In Treating Chronic Sinus Infections Now Available At Forest Park Medical Center
10/16/2009

Forest Park Medical Center and Dr. Andy Chung have partnered to offer a clinically proven, minimally invasive technology for treating chronic sinus inflammation.

Online PR News – 16-October-2009 – – Dallas (October 15, 2009) – Forest Park Medical Center and Dr. Andy Chung have partnered to offer a clinically proven, minimally invasive technology for treating chronic sinus inflammation. The Balloon Sinuplasty system by Acclarent uses a small catheter and balloon to quickly open and expand blocked sinuses.

Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic health problems in the U.S., afflicting 37 million Americans each year. Patients suffer headaches, congestion, fatigue and other symptoms. This condition significantly impacts an individual’s physical, functional, and emotional quality of life.

Historically, sinusitis patients were limited to two treatment options: medical therapy such as antibiotics and topical nasal steroids, or conventional sinus surgery. In lieu of a desired surgical treatment, approximately 900,000 patients each year elect to live with painful sinus conditions.

The Balloon Sinuplasty is known to have an 85% success rate of symptom improvement in all patients. The procedure is simple; a small, flexible balloon catheter 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 function.

To find out more about this procedure or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chung, please contact Forest Park Medical Center at 469.624.5748, or email us at referrals@forestparkmc.com.

About Dr. Andy Chung
Dr. Andy Chung is a board certified ENT Surgeon who specializes in Head & Neck Cancer Surgery. Dr. Chung attended Loma Linda School of Nursing (B.S.N. 1993) and graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine (M.D. 2000). He completed his Internship in General Surgery and Residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Duke University Medical Center (2000 – 2005). He was a fellow in Microvascular Head & Neck Cancer Surgery and Transoral Laser Microsurgery at Washington University School of Medicine (2005 – 2006) after which he served as a Staff Surgeon specializing in Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction in the Colorado Permanente Department of Head & Neck Surgery. Subsequent to this he entered Private Practice in Dallas as a member of the Dallas ENT Group, www.dallasentgroup.com.

To learn more about Forest Park Medical Center, please check out our website at www.forestparkmc.com