Dr. Christopher Chin (left) and Mario Scichilone (right)
Mario Scichilone suffered with a stuffed up nose and sinus pressure every day for 10 years.
“No medication helped. I pretty much gave up hope for a cure. But then I was referred to Dr. Christopher Chin, Ear Nose and Throat specialist. That day, everything changed.”
Mario’s nose was 95-98% blocked with polyps – one of the worst cases of Chronic Rhinosinusitis Dr. Chin had seen. It affects 10% of the population and the Saint John Regional Hospital is currently the main referral centre for complex sinus surgery cases in New Brunswick.
“Dr. Chin changed my life. I could breathe again! And I could taste and smell more, too.”
“I get my lottery tickets every year because I want to give back. My entire family has benefited from the hospital and the level of service we received is second to none.”
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