Chronic sinus sufferers

Get your life back. Find out if Balloon Sinuplasty is right for you.

More than 37 million Americans suffer with the headaches, congestion, fatigue and other symptoms of sinusitis each year. Traditionally patients are treated with medical therapies such as antibiotics and topical nasal steroids, or conventional sinus surgery that requires bone and tissue removal to open blocked passageways. Now there is a less invasive option known as balloon sinuplasty. The procedure involves inserting a small, flexible balloon catheter through a nostril into the blocked sinus passageway where it is inflated to help restore normal sinus drainage.

Consult these doctors in your area for more information:

Scott Messenger, M.D., 2649 Strang Blvd.,Yorktown Heights, 914-245-2681
Michael Bergstein, M.D.
George Pazos, M.D.
Timothy Siglock, M.D. - 3630 Hill Boulevard, Jefferson Valley, 914-245-7700
Robert Parks, M.D.

For more information on Balloon Sinuplasty

To view a video about this procedure, click here.


The Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center specializes in advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The center offers the latest in orthopedic surgery, bariatric weight loss surgery and digestive surgery to address diseases of the esophagus, adrenal gland, spleen, colon and gallbladder, as well as, treatment of reflux (GERD); Paraesophageal Hernia Repair and achalasia (a swallowing disorder).

The Center is part of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s new Center for Surgery with operating rooms that are twice the size of the average OR and equipped with the latest technology including hi-def video capabilities. The new OR suites and larger and brighter patient recovery suite, balance aesthetics with technology for an optimal healing environment. The center has its own entrance next to the new Center for Rehabilitation Services.

The new Hudson Valley Center for Digestive Health in the Medical Office Building adjacent to the hospital offers an outpatient procedure suite where colonoscopies, endoscopies and testing for digestive conditions is offered.

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is also the first in the area to perform Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery on gallbladder patients. SILS is a procedure that uses only one small incision as opposed to three in traditional laparoscopic surgery, leaving no scaring and speeding healing time.


See what some patients have say about their treatment at HVHC’s Minimally Invasive Surgery Center.


For most of his life David Ray suffered from chronic sinus infections, pressure and pain, enduring multiple surgeries with no permanent relief.

The 57-year-old South Salem resident said all that changed when he underwent a procedure known as balloon sinuplasty that is much less invasive than the traditional surgeries he had had in the past. “It’s been very, very successful, much better than I could have even hoped,’’ said Ray, a corporate Vice President for New York Life. “I was able to regain my sense of smell and taste for the first time in 15 years."  


Thirty years ago Fay Bradley had hernia surgery. She spent two weeks in the hospital, and weeks after recovering so when she recently developed another hernia, she was skeptical about surgery.

“It was amazing,’’ said Bradley, 66 of Cold Spring. “ I was in and out of there the same day. I walked out and had no pain whatsoever. I never even used the pain medication. 


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An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose numerous medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. A full spectrum of tests include: chest, bone, joint, spine, abdominal, and gastrointestinal tract.

Also available: a moving picture x-ray in real time called fluoroscopy, and IVP (kidney, ureters, and urinary bladder) studies.

The hospital's Emergency Room X-Ray suite offers state-of-the-art digital equipment for faster service to expedite treatment.


Angiography is an x-ray exam of the arteries and veins to diagnose blockages and other blood vessel problems. At Hudson Valley Hospital Center, our angiography suite is equipped with the latest technology to help physicians diagnose conditions such as aneurysms, cerebral vascular disease, and blood vessel malformations.

Interventional radiologists perform this x-ray procedure, also called an angiogram. The procedure begins with the insertion of a thin tube into the artery through a small cut in the skin, about the size of the tip of a pencil. A special x-ray dye is injected to make the blood vessels visible on the x-ray.

One of the most common reasons for an angiogram is to check for a blockage or narrowing in a blood vessel that may interfere with normal blood flow throughout the body. If a blockage is found, the radiologist can sometimes treat it without surgery at the same time the angiogram is being performed.

To learn more about Angioraphy and how to prepare for testing