Cedars Sinai Features Balloon Sinuplasty
Many of you already know that I am affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Hospital here in Los Angeles, an institution widely regarded as one of the world’s premiere medical hospitals. But simply being on the faculty is no guarantee that every procedure and approach I endorse will be endorsed in kind. So it was edifying recently to see that Cedars now has a dedicated page about balloon sinuplasty, the cutting-edge nonsurgical sinus procedure that I have helped to pioneer in LA.
An endoscopic procedure performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient setting, balloon sinuplasty does not require incisions and cutting or the removal of bone and tissue. There is generally less pain, risk of infection, blood loss, bruising and swelling and many patients are often able to return to their normal activities in less time than they would from traditional “open” sinus surgery.
This is exactly right, and one of the biggest reasons why more than 90% of patients say they would recommend the procedure to others. The fast relief, lasting comfort and speedy recovery associated with balloon sinuplasty are its biggest benefits. And now we can even do in-office balloon sinuplasty without any need for lengthy prep or aftercare, hastening an already fast process even more.
As Cedars points out, “The physicians at the Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center are the most experienced in performing balloon sinuplasty in the Southern California area.” I am proud to be one of them.
To learn more about balloon sinuplasty in Southern California, please contact my offices today.