Endoscopic sinus surgery in Los Angeles is performed to improve breathing function when there are blockages within the nasal passages and sinuses as well as to relieve other conditions like chronic sinusitis.

The ENT surgeons (Ear, Nose, and Throat) at the Sinus Surgery Center of Excellence utilize state-of-the-art endoscopic sinus surgery techniques. This minimally invasive outpatient surgery (meaning patients can go home the same of surgery) help reduce pain and discomfort after surgery without sacrificing the effectiveness of the procedures. If you have suffered from various sinus and nasal ailments for some time, contact us today by calling  (888) 762-8408.

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What Is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

Endoscopic surgery may be a solution when medicine has failed to improve chronic sinusitis.endoscopic-sinus-surgery-los-angeles It is the preferred method of surgery for most cases of chronic sinusitis that must involve surgery. Surgery may unblock the sinuses when medical therapy is not effective or if there are other complications, such as bone abnormalities or fungal sinusitis. It’s always advised to schedule a consultation with an ENT to decide upon the best course of treatment for your unique circumstance.

Our fully trained and specialized doctors have used endoscopic sinus surgery to treat all of the following, including but not limited to:

  • Patients who have tried and failed extensive medical therapy
  • Those with chronic sinusitis
  • Nasal or sinus tumors
  • Nasal polyps or sinus polyps
  • Patients with evidence of bone obstruction

In endoscopic sinus surgery, also known as minimally invasive sinus surgery, a long, thin tube known as an endoscope is carefully inserted into the nose, allowing magnified visibility of the sinuses. Safe, minimally invasive surgical devices are inserted alongside the endoscope. This allows the surgeon to safely remove bone tissue or polyps blocking the sinus openings and remove growths (polyps) of the mucous membrane without causing any damage to the surrounding area. In some cases lasers are used to remove tissue blocking the sinus opening. At times, a fine rotating burr may be necessary to scrape away obstructing tissue.

Endoscopic sinus surgery can help:

  • Remove nasal blockages, like nasal polyps or tumors
  • Improve overall breathing
  • Relieve sinusitis symptoms
  • Improve sinus drainage

A board certified ENT will perform endoscopic sinus surgery in Los Angeles for patients of the La Peer Sinus Surgery Center of Excellence. To learn about other benefits of endoscopic sinus surgery to treat sinusitis and other ailments, contact our Beverly Hills surgeons at (310) 360-9119 today to schedule your initial consultation.

After Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery performed with minimally invasive techniques does not cause scarring like traditional sinus surgery and usually has a quicker recovery time too. Patients go home the same day of their surgery and should recover in 5-7 days.

Your may have to do the following during your recovery:

  • Take prescribed antibiotics
  • Use a nasal spray containing a steroid to reduce inflammation
  • Use saline nasal washes to keep the nasal passages moistened
  • Avoid blowing the nose, strenuous exercising, and leaning forward
  • Use a humidifier to keep air moist

Are There Risks?

As with any surgical procedure, some risks may be involved, but endoscopic sinus surgery is extremely safe and effective. This is especially true when performed by an experienced surgeon who has special training with endoscopic surgical techniques. Our ENT surgeons have that training and experience.

Contact an Experienced ENT Surgeon

The La Peer Sinus Surgery Center of Excellence doctors are board certified, experts in their field, and have had rigorous and comprehensive training in their craft. If you think that you may be a good candidate for the procedure, please contact us at  (888) 762-8408 today to schedule your initial consultation with an expert doctor who can perform endoscopic sinus surgery in Los Angeles.

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