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Nasal & Sinus Disorders / Rhinology 2

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Nasal Obstruction Nasal and Sinus Endoscopy
Allergies / Allergic Rhinitis Sinus CT Imaging
Chronic Sinusitis Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Nasal Polyps Balloon Sinuplasty
Nasal Fractures or deformity Intraoperative Computer Assisted Image Guidance
Smell and Taste Disorders  
 

Chronic Sinusitis Treatment

p-istock_000001340193xsmallChronic sinusitis is a condition involving inflammation of the lining within the paranasal sinuses that lasts for more than twelve weeks and results in pain and pressure in the facial area. This condition often develops when the membranes of both the paranasal sinuses and the nose are thickened because they are constantly inflamed, possibly due to allergies, infection or nasal polyps.

Sinusitis can be treated through courses of antibiotics, decongestants, saline sprays, or in cases of severe chronic sinusitis, oral steroids. If these conservative treatments are not effective, surgery to improve sinus drainage and reduce blockage may be performed. During the procedure, your surgeon will enlarge the opening of the sinuses, remove any polyps, and correct any defects that contribute to the nasal obstruction. After surgery in our Los Angeles area office, most patients experience complete symptom relief.

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Nasal Polyps Treatment

Nasal polyps are benign growths that develop within the lining of the nasal passages or sinuses. If large enough, these growths may block the passages and cause breathing difficulties, sinus infections or other complications. Polyps are most common in adults, especially those that have asthma or allergies. They often develop in occurrence with respiratory diseases such as sinusitis and allergic rhinitis, or immunodeficiency conditions. Most patients with nasal polyps may experience nasal congestion, as well as runny nose, headache, facial pain, loss of smell or taste and sinus pressure. Some patients may not have any symptoms if the polyp is small.

Treatment for nasal polyps often includes medications that can reduce the size of the polyp or even eliminate it. Medication may be in the form of pills, nasal sprays or allergy shots. Surgery may be required to remove the polyp if medication is unsuccessful, and may include a polypectomy or endoscopic sinus surgery to either suction out the polyp or remove it carefully with tiny instruments.

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Nasal Fractures or Deformity Treatment

Nasal Fracture Treatment

Nasal fractures are one of the most common types of facial trauma, largely due to the prominence and centrality of the nose on the face, as well as its low breaking strength. However, nasal fractures often go unnoticed by both physicians and patients. A combination of symptoms, including tenderness, bleeding, instability, and deformity, may not present themselves for long or at all. Untreated nasal fractures can negatively affect both the appearance and the function of the nose. Functional problems include chronic nasal obstruction or blockage, and a predisposition for sinusitis, infection, and nose bleeds.

Nasal Deformity Treatment

p-iStock_000005000103SmallDeformities of the nasal cavity may occur as a result of a congenital defect, traumatic injury or medical condition that can lead to an abnormal appearance, as well as symptoms such as nasal obstruction, frequent nosebleeds and difficulty speaking or eating. These deformities may include problems caused by a cleft lip or palate, a deviated or perforated septum or a mass in the nose.

Treatment of a nasal deformity depends on the type and severity of the condition, as well as the patient’s age, overall health and expected outcome. Deformities that are purely cosmetic may not require treatment unless desired by the patient. Surgery is most often performed to correct any physical disfigurement and restore function to the nose and airway. Other patients may benefit from surgical repair of fractures or an opening of the passageway to allow for proper breathing. Our doctors are highly experienced in the comprehensive treatment of nasal deformities performed in our Los Angeles area office.

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