SAENT Founder Dr. Kalpana DePasquale to Lecture on Treating Chronic Sinusitis with Balloon Sinuplasty™ Oct. 15

Dr. Kalpana DePasquale will lecture on treating chronic sinusitis with Balloon Sinuplasty October 15 in St. Augustine, FL.

Dr. Kalpana DePasquale will lecture on treating chronic sinusitis with Balloon Sinuplasty October 15 in St. Augustine, FL.

Are you a patient who suffers from chronic sinusitis, or a caregiver who treats someone with the ailment? You’ll want to mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 15 when Dr. Kalpana DePasquale, DO and founder of St. Augustine Ear, Nose & Throat and Avanti Medical Spa, will share information on treating the condition with Balloon Sinuplasty™.

Dr. DePasquale will host an outreach program and interactive lecture to educate patients and the community about professional otolaryngology, ear, nose, and throat care, and her specialization in Balloon Sinuplasty™. The minimally-invasive procedure involves inserting a small tube into the nasal cavity to find a blockage, then inserting and inflating a smaller catheter to open the passageway. The endoscopic procedure accomplishes the same results as traditional surgery without requiring an incision.

Patients with chronic sinusitis “can suffer from reduced quality of life and reduced productivity and they may also experience pain and discomfort in and around the face due to narrow, inflamed, or swollen nasal passages,” said Dr. DePasquale. “A myriad of treatments are available to treat the malady, but Balloon Sinuplasty can save our patients time, money and relief from pain due to surgery.”

Dr. DePasquale is one of the leading physicians in northeast Florida who performs the specialized Balloon Sinuplasty™ procedure and serves as a faculty member annually at The Sinus Forum, a conference-style event that brings together otolaryngologists from across the nation.

The event begins at 6 pm and will be held in the Osceola Conference Room at Flagler Hospital, 400 Health Park Blvd. in St. Augustine. The talk is free and open to the public, and attendees will enjoy light refreshments. For more information, call 904.461.6060, or visit our websites at and

Dr. Kalpana DePasquale Lectures on Treating Chronic Sinusitis

In keeping with her commitment to outreach within the professional otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat care) community, Dr. Kalpana DePasquale of St. Augustine Ear, Nose & Throat presented an in-depth lecture to medical professionals from similar disciplines and fields on the latest emerging advancements in treating chronic sinusitis, one of the doctor’s closest areas of expertise.

To an audience that included other ear, nose, and throat doctors and physicians, including allergists and pulmonologists, all hailing from leading North Florida institutions, family and private practice, and other diverse backgrounds, Dr. Kalpana laid out how SAENT is treating her patients suffering from advanced or unique cases of sinusitis.

Balloon Sinulplasty™ – simple, effective, and leading the way for sinusitis treatment

Held at the Duval Hotel in Tallahassee, Florida two Thursdays ago on October 11th, 2012, Dr. DePasquale presented how she utilizes a small, simple but extremely effective product and procedure called Balloon Sinulplasty. The engagement was sponsored by Acclarent, the company that produces and markets the products.

Balloon Sinulplasty is simple: patients that suffer from chronic sinusitis, a common medical ailment in which an individual experiences pain and discomfort due to narrow, inflamed, or swollen nasal passages in and around the face, have a handful of treatment options to choose from. Dr. DePasquale explained that her office favors Acclarent’s system.

One of the biggest reasons is that Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally-invasive procedure that doesn’t require painful or debilitating surgery. Instead, it focuses on leveraging endoscopic technology – that is, tiny yet durable tools and equipment designed to do the same job as traditional surgery, but without the requirements of incision.

Essentially, an extremely small tube is inserted into and guided along the nasal cavity until the source of the blockage is discovered. From there, an even smaller catheter glides along the walls of the cavity without disruption, which when properly placed, inflates to open the passageway. The new opening will be durable and long-lasting.

The bottom line, Dr. DePasquale explained to the doctors in the room, was that Balloon Sinuplasty can save patients time, money, and well-being.

Dr. Kalpana DePasquale regularly speaks at many medical and otolaryngologist conferences throughout the year, appearing alongside other leading practitioners on panelist discussions, and lending her expertise to ear, nose, and throat medical professionals and associations across the U.S. each year.

You can request Dr. DePasquale to speak at your next event or conference. Simply call (904) 461-6060 and mention that you read this article!

St. Aug ENT’s Dr. DePasquale to Lead Discussion At The Sinus Forum 2011

Returning for its 5th year, The Sinus Forum 2011 will be held in New York City on July 29-30th, 2011 at the historic Waldorf-Astoria Park Avenue hotel. The Forum is a conference-style event that brings together otolaryngologists (physicians who work with diseases of the ear and throat) from all over the nation.

St. Augustine Ear, Nose & Throat’s Dr. Kalpana DePasquale will be at the conference as a course discussant and participant in several collegial discussions and formal debates about the research and emerging innovations that bear great potential for treatments in chronic ear, nose, and throat disorders.

Attendees (who are primarily other physicians) will have the opportunity to interact with Dr. DePasquale as she leads the second Chalk Talk Panel, a discussion and debate on industry trends and methods, along with 4 other prominent otolaryngologists, scheduled for Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 1:10 pm.

Dr. DePasquale will also participate in the seventh Chalk Talk Panel, scheduled for Sunday, July 30th, 2011 at 2:15 pm. The Panel provides the speakers an opportunity to interact with each other on a public platform, sharing ideas, research, technology, and insight that is vital to promoting advancements in their respective sinus-related fields.

To be invited as a Discussant at The Sinus Forum is a lot like an informal nomination and testament to a doctor’s expertise in the medical field of sinus disorders. St. Augustine Ear, Nose & Throat is proud to have a presence at this industry-leading symposium and to be represented by Kalpana!

The main topics on the Forum’s agenda this year are to explore minimally invasive medical therapy techniques and a multi-faceted approach to more efficient drug delivery; offer hands-on educational sessions and didactic-style demonstrations; and to facilitate active, engaged discussion boards covering the broader otolaryngology spectrum. Participating physicians can also claim continued education credits they can apply to their professional accreditations.

Also new this year is the sponsorships. The Forum will be joint-sponsored by the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) and The Foundation for Innovation, Education, and Research in Otorhinolaryngology, or FIERO.

The ACHL is a comprehensive continuing medical education provider committed to ongoing edification for medical professionals for the betterment of clinical outcomes and patient care. FIERO is an independent organization that’s also committed to educating health care professionals on current practices and advances within the Otolaryngology field.

Again, the staff here at St. Augustine Ear, Nose & Throat is proud of Dr. DePasquale’s appointment to the Chalk Talk Panels, and we can wait for The Sinus Forum! We’re deeply committed to providing our patients with the most state of the art and emerging clinical technologies that allow us to treat ear, nose, throat, head, and neck disorders in the most efficient and effective ways, and we can’t wait to bring back the ideas and insight we’ll gain from our peers in July.