“It makes sense to bring together experts in different specialties to treat disease entities,” said Dr. Benjamin Cilento, AAA otolaryngologist.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 06, 2012
Allergy & Asthma Associates (AAA) now offer patients comprehensive care for nasal airway treatments and sinus disease with the co-location of allergists, otolaryngologists (ENTs), and facial plastic surgeons together under one roof.
Referred to as Centers for Advanced Sinus & Facial Plastic Surgery, operating within existing AAA clinics, patients no longer have to travel to see specialists in different locations to receive complete treatment for a sinus problem or condition. These medical and surgical specialists operate within the same offices, share charts and labs, and are able to diagnose and treat more effectively and efficiently for the patient.
“It makes sense to bring together experts in different specialties to treat disease entities,” said Dr. Benjamin Cilento, AAA otolaryngologist. “Nowhere is treatment more complementary than in the upper aero digestive tract where allergy, asthma, sinus disease, and nasal obstruction occur in familiar clusters and patterns. Collaboration as groups of experts helps the patient more, rather than just being a specialist in one field and dabbling in ancillary fields."
AAA's innovative single chart approach facilitates complete communication between the specialists, resulting in the avoidance of redundant labs, tests, and radiographic services.
“Combining the testing results of the immune system by our board certified allergists, our board certified otolaryngologists can then care for our shared patients with a more complete understanding of the causes and triggers of their disease processes,” said Dr. Kurt Peters, past president of Allergy & Asthma Associates.
These locations also offer on-site specialized, low radiation CT sinus imaging, right in the office so patients don't have to leave for radiology services. CT scans are the only way to accurately diagnose chronic sinusitis. The machines used in AAA offices are instantaneous, allowing the results to be utilized for quick diagnosis and review with the patient the same day.
The Centers for Advanced Sinus & Facial Plastic Surgery co-locate in Baytown, Champions Forest, Cy-Fair, Huntsville, Kingwood, Memorial/Town & County, Pearland, Sugar Land - Lake Pointe, Texas Medical Center, The Woodlands- Town Center and The Woodlands - Sterling Ridge offices. Each participating AAA location has board certified allergists/immunologists and highly skilled otolaryngologists who have expertise in facial plastics, reconstructive surgery, and rhinology.
Serving the community since 1957, Allergy & Asthma Associates is now the largest specialty allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology group practice in the greater Houston area, with fifteen locations spanning southeast Texas. Most locations provide a full complement of services including general adult and pediatric allergy, asthma, clinical immunology, general adult and pediatric ENT, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and CT sinus imaging. For more information please visit http://www.texallergy.com.