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Sinusitis

If you are suffering from the persistent discomfort of sinusitis, you've got company. Fortunately, widely respected ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Shervin Aminpour of L.A. ENTs is on the leading edge of treatment for this common but challenging condition. He and the outstanding team at L.A. ENTs has helped countless patients to deal with sinusitis symptoms with great success.

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus lining that can be caused by bacterial, viral or microbial infections, or structural issues like blockages of the sinus opening. While acute sinusitis typically lasts for four weeks or less, chronic sinusitis can last for eight weeks or longer; some patients even find themselves suffering from recurrent sinusitis throughout the year. Approximately 37 million people suffer from sinusitis each year in the United States alone.

In the past, the millions who suffer from persistent sinusitis have been limited to two treatment options – medical therapy or conventional sinus surgery, requiring bone and tissue removal in order to open up blocked sinus passageways. However, at L.A. ENTs, there are a number of effective, less-invasive procedures available for those suffering from ear, nose and throat maladies including minimally invasive balloon sinuplasty.

Sinusitis Symptoms

Patients often wonder if their condition is sinusitis or merely persistent allergies or colds. Common sinusitis symptoms include:

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  • Facial pressure, fullness, congestion or pain
  • Nasal congestion, blockage or a stuffed up nose
  • Thick, yellow-green nasal discharge
  • Post-nasal drainage
  • A reduction in your sense of smell
  • Headaches
  • Frequent coughing
  • Halitosis (bad breath)

Sinusitis Treatment

In the past, sinusitis treatment was often a difficult matter. For persistent cases, the only true remedy was a complex surgery with a lengthy recovery time. Today, we have an outstanding, minimally invasive treatment known as balloon sinuplasty. Los Angeles residents and people around the world have had great success with this treatment as performed by Dr. Aminpour.

This highly effective but minimally invasive treatment for sinusitis requires no incisions. It works by inserting a small balloon, similar to those used in angioplasty and other lifesaving procedures, into the sinus cavity. The balloon is then inflated, clearing the area.

The treatment is performed easily on an outpatient basis. Only very mild anesthesia or very light sedation is required, and most patients are able to return to their ordinary routine by 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. Considering the number of problems sinusitis causes and the negative impact it can have on the overall quality of life, balloon sinuplasty is an outstanding choice for many patients.

Of course, no procedure is right for everyone, and sinusitis can often be treated in other ways. The only way to be sure if this procedure is right for you is to visit outstanding, board certified ENT specialists like Dr. Aminpour.

In the event that you find yourself suffering from two or more of these symptoms for an extended period or are suffering from have severe sinusitis, contact a first-rate ear nose throat doctor through L.A. ENTs. Our team is experienced in plastic surgery, face cancer and other treatments affecting the upper portions of the body. To get started, please contact us as soon as you can. We can be reached by phone or online via our contact page.

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