People with sinus problems flock to the Sinus Institute to take advantage of a popular procedure known as Balloon Sinuplasty.
West Hills, CA -- November 20, 2010 – The Southern California Sinus Institute, lead by Dr. Alen N. Cohen, offers their patients in Los Angeles and beyond an innovative procedure known as Balloon Sinuplasty.
Balloon Sinuplasty recently received FDA approval. The treatment offers relief for people with acute and chronic sinusitis by dilating the nasal passages. In this outpatient procedure, a balloon catheter is inserted into the sinus passageways. Once in place, the surgeon carefully inflates the catheter to widen the sinuses in order to allow improved mucus outflow out of the sinuses. Because there is no cutting or stitches, the sinus tissues are not damaged during the normal course of the treatment. The surgery is similar to angioplasty which surgeons use to treat diseased arteries.
Sinusitis is a condition where the tissue in the sinuses becomes inflamed. Symptoms of sinusitis include facial pain, pressure, congestion, a “full” feeling the in sinuses, difficulty breathing through the nose, tooth pain, loss of sense or smell and/or taste, headache, fatigue, sore throat and bad breath. Sinusitis (also known as rhinosinusitis) affects approximately 37 million people.
Now, acute and chronic sinusitis sufferers in Los Angeles have the option of Balloon Sinuplasty at the Southern California Sinus Institute. This minimally invasive endoscopic procedure opens blocked passageways without direct damage to healthy tissues. Most patients who undergo Balloon Sinuplasty can return to normal activities within 24 hours of the surgery.
About Southern California Sinus Institute
Southern California Sinus Institute is the premier sinus center serving the greater Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Thousand Oaks areas. Southern California Sinus Institute specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of patients with various nasal and sinus disorders including nasal obstruction, environmental allergies, acute and chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, and sinus headaches. Alen N. Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified head and neck surgeon and recognized leader in the field, is founder and director of the Southern California Sinus Institute.
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Southern California Sinus Institute