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About the Rush Sinus, Allergy and Asthma Center
- First program of its kind in Chicago: Sinusitis, allergies and asthma, chronic diseases that afflict millions of people, are often interrelated — not only do many people suffer from more than one of these conditions, but each condition can affect the severity of the others. You're likely to experience a combination of symptoms, including persistent sinus pain and pressure, breathing problems, sleep apnea and coughing, that can severely affect your quality of life. That's why we created the Rush Sinus, Allergy and Asthma Center, the first of its kind in the Chicago area and one of only a handful nationally.
- A single entry point for all your care: At most centers, treatment of airway diseases is provided by individual physicians with little collaboration between specialties. We do an exhaustive assessment to determine which specialists you need; then, we assemble your personal care team. Together, your team plans and coordinates all treatments to provide you with the best possible results.
- Convenience: We offer a variety of locations, including the main Rush campus, Rush Oak Park Hospital, Rush Oak Brook and Rush South Loop. So you can schedule appointments with some or all of your care team closer to home, without sacrificing the quality or continuity of your care. Our specialists will also partner with your current primary care doctor, referring physician or outside specialists, as needed.
- Leading-edge treatments: From minimally invasive procedures to novel devices and medications, we offer a full range of state-of-the-art medical and surgical solutions. And we'll work with you to come up with a treatment plan that fits both your health needs and lifestyle.
- Nationally recognized AERD treatment: Rush’s ENT program is one of 10 programs in the country recognized for multidisciplinary excellence in treating AERD (Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease) by the Samter’s Society. AERD is a progressive inflammatory disease of the upper and lower airways characterized by marked eosinophilic nasal polyposis, asthma, severe chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, and an allergy to aspirin and its products. This condition is notoriously difficult to treat. Rush’s patient-centered approach of advanced surgical techniques and personalized post-operative medical therapy leads to improvement in quality of life that is sustained for years without need for revision surgery.
- Advancing care through research and education: Our team is committed to elevating the care of rhinosinusitis, asthma, allergies and sleep-disordered breathing through cutting-edge basic science research; participating in a variety of clinical trials; and educating residents, fellows and practicing physicians.
Nationally recognized AERD treatment
Rush’s ENT program is one of 10 programs in the country recognized for multidisciplinary excellence in treating AERD (Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease) by the Samter’s Society. This condition is notoriously difficult to treat. Rush’s patient-centered approach of advanced surgical techniques and personalized post-operative medical therapy leads to improvement in quality of life that is sustained for years without need for revision surgery.
Services and Providers
Sinus & Smell Loss Providers
Rush sinus doctors provide comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for patients who have problems of the nasal and paranasal sinuses, the area immediately surrounding your nasal cavity. These problems include everything from acute and chronic sinusitis for children and adults, to nasal polyps, to sinus cancer. Additionally, Rush’s Smell Program provides clinical evaluation, treatment and counseling for patients experiencing an altered sense of smell. We thoroughly evaluate your case to address any underlying medical conditions that could be causing smell loss.
Rush experts in allergy and immunology help patients with asthma or eczema, seasonal allergies or food sensitivities. They specialize in diagnosing and treating allergies and autoimmune disorders.
Voice & Swallowing/Laryngology Providers
The voice, airway and swallowing disorders program offers advanced diagnosis and treatment for a full range of voice disorders, airway disorders and swallowing disorders — from the common, such as laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), to the most complex and rare.
Pulmonologists at Rush use the latest diagnostic tools and treatments to address the full spectrum of lung diseases. They also see patients with diseases that affect both the heart and lungs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Sleep Medicine Providers
If you’re experiencing a sleep disorder such as insomnia or sleep apnea, sleep specialists at Rush will help diagnose and treat your problem so you can get the rest you need.
Getting to the Center
The Rush Center for Sinus, Allergy and Asthma Care is located on the fifth floor of the orthopedic building on the Rush University Medical Center campus. We're just off the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), five minutes west of Chicago’s Loop. You can also get here on the CTA's Blue line (Illinois Medical District stop) and Pink line (Polk stop).
The Rush Center for Sinus, Allergy and Asthma Care at Rush University Medical Center is easily accessible by car, bus and train from the city and suburbs.
Valet and garage parking are available for patients and visitors at Rush University Medical Center.