In support of National Sinus Pain Awareness Month, St. Augustine Ear, Nose & Throat and Avanti Medical Spa founder Dr. Kalpana DePasquale will host an outreach program designed to educate patients about treatment options in otolaryngology, ear, nose, and throat care. Slated for March 31, 6pm in Flagler Hospital’s Osceola Conference Room, this interactive program details all the latest innovations in treating chronic sinusitis for those with sinus disease, allergies, and related illnesses.
Research by the National Institutes of Health shows that sinus problems are are among the leading causes for children and adults to stay home from school or work. Consider these statistics:
- Upward of 28.5 million adults in the United States are diagnosed with sinusitis each year – a figure that represents nearly 13 percent of the nation’s adult population.
- Some 11.7 million visits to physician’s offices result in a primary diagnosis of chronic sinusitis each year.
In 2012, 17.6 million US adults (7.5 percent) and 6.6 million children (9 percent) were diagnosed with hay fever.
- That same year 7.8 million children (10.6 percent) suffered respiratory allergies.
- Worldwide, sensitization rates to one or more common allergens among school children are currently approaching 50 percent.
Dr. DePasquale specializes in technologically-advanced procedures for treating sinusitis and related conditions, including Balloon Sinuplasty™, a minimally-invasive endoscopic procedure that accomplishes the same results as traditional surgery without requiring an incision; and PROPEL®, a dissolvable, spring-like steroid-releasing implant designed to prop open the sinuses after surgery. She is a sought-after speaker on a myriad of ear, nose and throat issues, plus skin care topics. She speaks on behalf of multiple medical device manufacturers, is an expert for the American Osteopathic Association and serves as a faculty member at The Sinus Forum, a series of conference-style events featuring otolaryngologists from across the nation.
This free-of-charge event is open to the public and includes light refreshments. Flagler Hospital is located at 400 Health Park Blvd.in St. Augustine. Find out more at www.saent.net or by calling 904-461-6060.