Patients with chronic sinus conditions benefit from leading-edge facility that meets Institute’s stringent criteria of excellence
GEAUGA COUNTY – On April 1, the Nasal Sinus Center at University Hospitals (UH) Geauga Medical Center officially becomes part of the acclaimed UH Ear, Nose & Throat Institute. The community hospital’s specialized facility features board-certified ENT physicians and a nursing team committed to helping patients with chronic sinus conditions including allergies; earache; nasal congestion; sinus headaches and infections; chronic cough; sinusitis; nasal deformities; and sleep apnea.
“Being part of University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat Institute recognizes that we offer outstanding clinical practices which meet the criteria of a major academic center considered to be one of the best in the nation,” says Hassan Abbass, MD, FACS, board-certified otolaryngologist and Co-Director, Nasal Sinus Center, UH Geauga Medical Center.
UH Ear, Nose & Throat Institute, established within the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at UH Case Medical Center, is ranked in the top 20 programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With eight Centers of Excellence, the institute is able to provide an unsurpassed level of care for the entire range of ENT conditions.
Patients like Monica Phillips of Maple Heights and Hudson resident Jonathan Graham have recently experienced the exceptional care and life-changing outcomes delivered by the Nasal Sinus Center at UH Geauga Medical Center. For years, both patients lived with chronic sinusitis and sinus polyps. They each came to the facility in February for image-guided endoscopic sinus surgery to correct their conditions.
“Over the last couple of years I lost my sense of smell,” says Ms. Phillips, 51. “Following my outpatient surgery, it is slowly coming back, my eyes look better than they have in several years and I can feel my cheek bones again. I’m very satisfied with my care at the Nasal Sinus Center.”
Constant travel had made Jonathan Graham’s condition a challenge. “Airplanes and hotels are not ideal for people with sinusitis – I would get three or four sinus infections a year,” says Mr. Graham, 47. “I had my surgery at the Nasal Sinus Center on a Monday and on Tuesday I felt good enough to get back to my desk in my home office. My recovery has been very successful, I feel great and am thrilled with the results.”
The Nasal Sinus Center at UH Geauga Medical Center offers a wide range of nonsurgical and minimally invasive surgical treatments for sinus conditions. It was the first facility in the region to offer state-of-the-art balloon sinoplasty and stereotactic guided sinus surgery. Since the facility opened seven years ago, the Center’s staff has successfully treated more than 1,000 cases.
“We place an emphasis on offering advanced, individualized treatment from a team of physicians and nurses who routinely operate together,” says Fadi Abbass, MD, FACS, board-certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon; and Co-Director, Nasal Sinus Center, UH Geauga Medical Center. “Each patient will know what to expect from their treatment plan, based on how much downtime they can tolerate and which options best fit their lifestyle.”
If you are living with a chronic or recurring nasal or sinus condition, find out how the Nasal Sinus Center at UH Geauga Medical Center can help you by calling 440-232-6789. To learn more about the UH Ear, Nose & Throat Institute, visit www.uhgeauga.org and click “Services.”