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Nasal Sinus Center

The Nasal Sinus Center was established to provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of nasal and sinus problems, such as blocked nasal breathing, nasal drainage, postnasal drip, pain in the temples or above the eyes and occasional headaches. These ear, nose and throat specialists, also known as otolaryngologists, treat both adults and children.

Physicians in the center are nationally recognized for their clinical expertise and have trained hundreds of practicing physicians nationwide on the latest diagnostic and treatment methods. Patients from throughout the Midwest come to the center seeking a second opinion after being treated unsuccessfully elsewhere.

Loyola University Health System has the only major sinus center for children in the Midwest; very few sinus surgeons are able to perform these extremely delicate operations on children.

In the 1980s, physicians at Loyola pioneered the use of endoscopic methods (with a small camera) for diagnosing and treating sinus disease and have achieved excellent results. To date, more than 3,000 sinus surgeries have been performed on an outpatient basis. Balloon sinusplasty is among the procedures offered at Loyola's sinus center.