Sinus Surgery Q & A
When you can’t find relief from chronic sinus pressure or pain with medications, the surgical team at SCENT – Southern California Ear, Nose, and Throat can help. At their offices in Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Torrance, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach, California, the skilled ENT specialists use minimally invasive techniques to repair nasal passageways without leaving scars or damaging healthy tissue. To find out how sinus surgery can benefit you, contact the SCENT – Southern California Ear, Nose, and Throat office nearest you online or by calling the office today.
Why would I need sinus surgery?
Sinus surgery is often a last-resort treatment for chronic sinus issues that aren’t relieved with medications or other therapies. The goal of sinus surgery is to remove nasal obstructions that block the flow of air or enlarge the space in the sinus passage to improve breathing.
The specialists at SCENT – Southern California Ear, Nose, and Throat may recommend surgery to treat:
- Nasal polyps
- Chronic sinusitis
- Deviated septum
- Chronic sinus infections
The team offers advanced testing services on-site to confirm your diagnosis and determine if you’re a candidate for sinus surgery. The physicians customize a surgical plan that focuses on your individual needs to maximize your results.
What can I expect during sinus surgery?
The SCENT – Southern California Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeons can often use endoscopic techniques to repair damage or remove obstructions in your nasal passages. This involves the use of an endoscope, a slender instrument that helps drain away excess fluids from your sinuses.
In some cases, your provider can use the endoscope to remove tissue or bone to repair a deviated septum and widen the sinus passages.
To prevent the return of your symptoms, your provider can place a PROPEL® sinus stent to keep the passages open and deliver anti-inflammatory medications into your sinuses. PROPEL reduces the need for oral steroids and additional sinus surgeries.
What are the benefits of sinus surgery?
Sinus surgery offers many benefits in treating chronic sinus conditions. When medications are no longer working to reduce nasal congestion and pain, sinus surgery can help you find long-term relief of symptoms and reduce the need for continued use of medications.
By addressing the root cause of your sinus symptoms, the SCENT – Southern California Ear, Nose, and Throat team can restore your ability to breathe freely through your nose. Surgery can also reduce your risk for recurrent sinus infections that can cause more serious health complications.
Because the surgeons use endoscopic techniques for most surgeries, you can achieve symptom relief with minimal risk of unnecessary tissue damage and scarring.
To find out if you’re a candidate for sinus surgery, schedule an evaluation with the team at SCENT – Southern California Ear, Nose, and Throat by calling the office nearest you or by booking an appointment online today.