Angelo Consiglio, MD - Key West, FL, Allergist and Otolaryngologist
About Angelo Consiglio
Board-certified as an allergist and otolaryngologist, Dr. Angelo Consiglio leverages more than two decades of experience as a Chicago physician in his current Florida practice. As owner of Allergy Ear Nose & Throat, Inc., Angelo Consiglio, MD, maintains offices in Marathon and Key West, and provides surgical and medical care to both children and adults. He also serves as Florida International University’s assistant professor of otolaryngology.
Dr. Consiglio earned his MD at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, where he was also a member of the co-ed softball team. Involved with the Campus Newman Center as a Eucharistic minister, he paid visits to hospital patients as chaplain assistant. After graduating from medical school, he immediately began to serve as an ENT specialist in and around Chicago. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Angelo Consiglio supports a number of charitable organizations, including Care-in Connections and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Caring for Seniors - Early Alzheimer's Signs to Watch Out For
Angelo Consiglio earned his MD at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Aside from his allergy, ear, nose, and throat profession, Dr. Angelo Consiglio serves as area representative of Southwest Florida for Golden Heart Senior Care, which provides seniors with in-home non-medical care as well as placement services for assisted living.
When caring for seniors, one of the several things to watch for is the warning signs of Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5 million individuals have Alzheimer’s. The number is likely to increase. In fact, by 2050, the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s will likely triple, unless there is a cure or prevention.
Thankfully, there are warning signs so early stages can be identified. Memory loss that impacts daily life is one of the most common symptoms; for example, forgetting important events and dates or asking for the same information repeatedly. Those living with Alzheimer’s may also find it difficult to perform customary, daily tasks, such as managing work budgets, or forgetting how to get to a well-known location.
Nasal Irrigation - Clearing Nasal Passages and Reducing Inflammation
With an emphasis on treating conditions of the ear, nose, and throat through minimally invasive procedures such as balloon sinuplasty, Dr. Angelo Consiglio guides a respected Marianna, Florida, otolaryngology practice. Angelo Consiglio, MD, emphasizes preventive care and maintains membership with the American Rhinologic Association, which recommends nasal cavity irrigation as a beneficial, safe way of maintaining a nasal passage free of mucus and inflammation.
With roots in ancient yogic and homeopathic medicine, nasal irrigation employs a fluid that has saline concentrations in the range of those found in the human body. A variety of delivery techniques may be used, including positive pressure flush and nasal spray. It is critical that the sterility and cleanliness of the bottle be assured to avoid unwanted bacteria being introduced via the saline solution.
In recent years, there has been progress in safely combining saline irrigations with steroids, topical antibiotics, and other active drugs. For example, high volume rinses performed in tandem with prescribed nasal steroid sprays have been demonstrated to improve the quality of life of allergy sufferers. When considering such a treatment pathway, it makes sense to consult with an experienced ENT practitioner.
Balloon Sinuplasty - Safe, Effective Relief for Blocked Nasal Passages
A respected ear, nose, and throat physician with three decades of experience, Dr. Angelo Consiglio serves patients throughout the Marianna, Florida, community. Angelo Consiglio, MD, takes pride in offering the most advanced procedures, including balloon sinuplasty, for conditions such as chronic rhinosinusitis.
Characterized by swelling and inflammation of the sinuses over an extended period, chronic rhinosinusitis has causes that range from infection to allergies. The relatively common condition can be quickly and effectively treated through balloon sinuplasty, which is minimally invasive and provides immediate relief.
The technology used derives from the balloon-dilating catheters employed in opening constricted and diseased blood vessels surrounding the heart since the 1980s. With a small balloon inserted into the nasal passage and carefully inflated so as to preserve surrounding structures, the source of the obstruction is alleviated through restoration of the original drainage pathways. Balloon sinuplasty is recommended in avoiding the health care costs associated with more serious conditions that can develop. The procedure typically allows patients to return to normal everyday activities within a day.
The Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty
Angelo Consiglio, MD, is an experienced ear, nose, and throat physician who has been in practice for more than a decade. Dr. Angelo Consiglio has been trained in a fairly new procedure called balloon sinuplasty. This offers a number of benefits when compared to traditional treatments.
The procedure as a whole is much quicker and leads to less pain for the patient due to the fact that no tissue is removed as part of the process. It is less invasive than surgery, and those who undergo the procedure usually find that they can return to work and their daily routines very quickly. Furthermore, the procedure can be conducted in a doctor’s office under local anesthesia, leaving patients feeling more comfortable in their surroundings.
Finally, the post-op routine is also more comfortable than it is with traditional sinus surgery. There is less bleeding to contend with and very little pain. It is also likely that the procedure will result in patient costs being reduced, especially as it becomes more widely used.