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Dr. Oz Show to Feature Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery Offered at Hudson Valley Hospital Center


Cortlandt Manor, NY - (December 12, 2011) – A minimally invasive technology for treating chronic sinus inflammation now performed at Hudson Valley Hospital Center will be featured on an upcoming edition of the Dr. Oz show.

The episode, airing Friday, December 16th on Fox 5 at 4 pm, will feature an ear, nose and throat specialist, who will discuss the minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat patients with chronic sinus blockage.

The Balloon SinuplastyTM   system by AcclarentTM  uses a small catheter and balloon to quickly open and expand blocked sinuses. Last year, Hudson Valley Hospital Center was the first Hospital in New York State to be recognized by the company as a Sinus Center of Excellence.

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.

 “Many people suffer for years with chronic sinus infections and get only temporary relief using topical nasal steroids and antibiotics,’’ said Dr. Michael Bergstein, who performs the sinuplasty procedure at HVHC. “There are less invasive surgical options that are very successful, but many people are not aware of them. Patients need to educate themselves on the all the options.’’

In case you miss the Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Bergstein, an ear, nose and throat specialist with ENT Allergy Associates, will discuss the procedure on an upcoming edition of HVHC’s Health Smart, a health information show aired on local public access.  The show will run on local cable access channel starting on December 15- January 1.  The show appears on the following channels in your community:

Wappingers Falls Channel 21

Thursday's at 7 pm

Ossining North & South Channel 15

Monday's at 8 pm

Yorktown Channel 74

Wednesday's at 7 pm

Dr. Bergstein is Board-Certified in both Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 

To learn about future free patient seminars or for more information on balloon sinuplasty, visit


Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community.  In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs.  Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit