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Richmond ENT changing lives for patients with sinusitis with new in-office procedure called FinESS™

Richmond, VA – March 6, 2011 – Richmond ENT located in Richmond, VA, is changing the way sinusitis is treated by  dramatically and instantly improving patient’s lives with a new in-office procedure. This innovation in the treatment of debilitating sinusitis symptoms is called FinESS™, a balloon sinus dilation procedure that is so simple and quick it can be done in the physician’s office.

FinESS is effective for treating patients diagnosed with recurrent or persistent sinusitis, a disease that impacts more than 35 million Americans annually. Performed under local anesthesia, balloon sinus dilation is a quick procedure that opens blocked sinus pathways by inserting and inflating a small balloon, which restores drainage and offers instant life-changing relief that lasts.

“We are very excited to offer the FinESS treatment and improve the lives of our patients so quickly and dramatically,” said Dr. Mike Armstrong, founder of Richmond ENT.  “We’ve treated many patients with FinESS in our office.  Our patients are relieved of their symptoms immediately after the procedure and many are back to their normal routine the next day.”

Find out if this balloon sinus dilation procedure is right for you, or schedule an appointment today.

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About Dr. Armstrong:

A Richmond native, Dr. Armstrong is a graduate of Princeton University and Duke University Medical School. He completed his residency and fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and began private practice in 1995. His special skills include facial plastic surgery, innovative techniques in sinus surgery and reconstruction of cancer defects of the nose and face. Dr. Armstrong is an author of several scientific papers and presentations regarding balloon and office treatments of sinusitis.  Dr. Armstrong is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and the past chief of staff of the Stony Point Surgery Center. In his vacation time, he has travelled to Kenya and Bolivia to repair cleft lips, cleft palates and congenital ear deformities.