A groundbreaking treatment for reducing the symptoms of sinusitis
For many patients with sinusitis, antibiotics and steroids have failed to get to the root problem, and they are seeking a more effective way to regain quality of life. Dr. Zadeh provides Balloon Sinuplasty in Los Angeles, a minimally invasive and innovative technique for opening up the drainage pathways in the nose, helping to reduce painful facial pressure and debilitating sinus headaches. With BSP, no bone or tissue is removed, and treatment can be performed in-office with a local anesthetic.
Balloon sinuplasty is a recent breakthrough in endoscopic sinus surgery. It is a safe, effective, and less invasive surgical technique to treat chronic sinusitis and sinus pain symptoms, with fast recovery time for patients. Our goal is to deliver great results with balloon sinuplasty in Los Angeles, reducing the number and severity of sinus infections and improve the symptoms of sinusitis overall.
If you suffer from chronic, recurring sinus infections that don’t respond to medications, balloon sinuplasty might be able to provide the relief you seek. It’s an excellent option for lessening nasal pressure, reducing congestion, and combating intrusive headaches that interfere with normal functioning.
If your sinus problems are not related to a deviated septum or nasal polyps, then balloon sinuplasty might work for you. During your private consultation with Dr. Zadeh in Los Angeles, we will perform a thorough evaluation of your sinuses and determine the best approach to help you regain healthy breathing.
Dr. Zadeh is one of the first Los Angeles sinus surgeons to offer balloon sinuplasty on-site in his surgical suite. In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty™ is an immediate and minimally invasive method to address recurrent or persistent sinus problems without surgical knives or incisions of any sort. This fast procedure helps to minimize discomfort and recovery, allowing patients to return to work or school the same day the procedure is performed.
Benefits of in-office balloon sinuplasty include:
Balloon sinuplasty’s cutting-edge technology extends the sinus treatment evolution by offering Dr. Zadeh additional tools for endoscopic surgery. It uses a small, flexible sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, similar to the way angioplasty uses balloons to open blocked coronary arteries.
When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus. This restores normal sinus drainage and function while preserving the anatomical structure and mucosal tissue.
Not all patients are candidates for this type of sinus surgery. For example, balloon sinuplasty is not effective for removing nasal polyps or in patients with extensive scarring of the sinus openings. Neither is this technique effective in treating ethmoid sinusitis, affecting the small sinuses located on each side of the nose between the eyes.
While balloon sinuplasty may sound like a complicated procedure, it is actually quite non-invasive. Most patients can return to their normal activities within 24 hours after their appointment. You should take care to avoid vigorous exercise or nose-blowing in the first day or two. Minor discharge, drainage, fatigue, or congestion may occur after your treatment, but these symptoms tend to disappear within less than a week.
Surgeries performed in-office tend to cost a fraction of what they do in hospitals. Balloon sinuplasty can also save you money by solving your sinus issues in a more long-lasting way than medications can. We will present you with a customized quote at the time of your consultation, informing you of your options for insurance and financing. Rest assured that balloon sinuplasty is an important investment in your quality of life, as not being able to breathe properly can take a serious toll on your peace of mind.
FESS is a minimally-invasive surgical technique that utilizes endoscopes to provide increased accuracy during a nasal procedure. The endoscope device makes it possible to view the significant structures of the nose, including all the sinuses, with greater ease. This is especially helpful in the diagnostic phase of treatment, and can also help to better preserve healthy tissue during the removal of an obstruction. Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and typically has a shorter recovery period than with other approaches.
FESS is not considered a “cure” for sinusitis, but it is an option for patients who suffer from chronic sinus issues that have not responded to medical treatments. Before FESS can be considered, the patient must undergo diagnostic testing, including a nasal exam and CT scan of the sinuses, along with a thorough review of the client’s medical history. For those who have endured long-standing symptoms of pain, infection, blockage, polyps, headaches and sleeplessness, FESS can be effective in improving discomfort and helping the patient to regain their quality of life.
FESS may be indicated when the following conditions exist:
Dr. Zadeh is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon, recognized by his peers as a leader in his field. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive image-guided surgical approaches and uses the latest and most advanced medical and surgical techniques to treat sinus disease.
If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, the first step toward obtaining relief from your symptoms is to schedule an initial consultation at Los Angeles Sinus Institute.
Dr. Zadeh reserves surgery for cases in which it is the most appropriate and effective treatment, and strives to deliver the best balloon sinuplasty in Los Angeles. Whether it involves surgery or alternative treatment options, Dr. Zadeh will individually tailor the most effective, least invasive treatment plan for your condition.
Hi Dr. Zadeh,
It has not quite been a year since my balloon sinuplasty, but I felt compelled to thank you for everything that you have done. I remember first coming to you, absolutely desperate, as I had sinusitis for nearly all of my life, causing me to have a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy at 2 and 1/2 years of age. From there, I proceeded through many years of antibiotics, nasal sprays, and most tragically, flare-ups every 6-8 weeks, causing me to feel sick for weeks on end. After reaching a breaking point at around 35 years old, I proceeded investigating surgical options, seeing 5-6 ENT’s and 2 surgeons.
Finally, my primary care physician suggested that I contact you. Your approach was methodical and meticulous, starting with a conservative course of treatment—antibiotics, sprays, allergy shots etc. Because I did not have too much luck with those treatments, we proceeded with the in-office balloon sinuplasty. The procedure was a breeze, taking about 2 hours in the office, with no pain and only mild discomfort for a few hours. Hillary was nothing less than amazing during the procedure—she was both nurturing and knowledgeable, a fantastic combination.
Since the procedure on 12/9/11, I have not had any sinus issues. I am hesitant to mention this, as I am scared to jinx my good fortune. My true good fortune, however, was finding you as a doctor. I thank you for your distinctive approach to medicine; I thank you for honoring and respecting your patients; I thank you for fixing my sinuses; I thank you for making me happy. You are my hero.
Very truly yours,
– Jennifer M.
Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissue lining of the sinuses. This condition is often the underlying cause of chronic, allergy-like symptoms. These sinus cavities have air-filled pockets that have a tissue lining called mucosa, which produces mucus. For those that suffer from sinusitis, the mucosa becomes inflamed and releases excess mucus that is thicker, leading to infection.
If you live with chronic sinusitis, it takes a heavy toll on your quality of life. Many experience acute symptoms that can last up to four weeks. Those that experience more severe and longer-lasting symptoms can suffer for several months.
A balloon sinuplasty can be comfortably performed under local or topical anesthetics. Every patient has a different level of comfort when it comes to tolerating pain. Any discomfort you feel following the procedure could vary depending on the sinus operated on and if you require any additional sinus or nasal treatments.
If you are worried about the level of pain you might experience, we can discuss your options. We pride ourselves on ensuring patient comfort in every procedure.
A balloon sinuplasty is safe for anyone who has an allergy to latex. The balloon material is made from plastic, with no concerns for those who may have an allergic reaction.
Pediatric sinusitis is quite common in children. Many children are treated with antibiotics which either don’t resolve the condition or can become less effective over time. Balloon sinuplasty can provide relief to children suffering from chronic sinusitis, greatly improving quality of life and avoiding the overuse of antibiotics. Balloon sinuplasty is a safe and effective treatment for symptoms in children. As the treatment is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, there is a very low complication rate.
The majority of patients are able to drive themselves home after balloon sinuplasty. You may choose to have someone drive you for your own comfort or should plan for help if you had a stronger anesthetic that could make driving unsafe.
Balloon sinuplasty is minimally invasive and is typically performed on an outpatient basis. There is usually no external change to a patient’s appearance that others will notice – the changes are within the nose structure. Recovery time can vary by patient, but most people can return to their normal routines within 24 hours after surgery.
Research shows that balloon sinuplasty provides long-term relief from sinus symptoms by opening the blocked passageways. It has dramatically improved the quality of life of patients who have suffered from chronic sinus problems. Balloon sinuplasty will not need to be repeated in the future.
New technologies have eliminated the need for nasal packing post balloon sinuplasty surgery. After balloon sinuplasty, it is common to experience some bloody drainage for the first couple of days after you have the procedure. The drainage quickly reduces, and there is no need to suffer from unpleasant packing within your nose.
There are several different nasal sprays that doctors recommend — some for inflammation and allergies and others for infection. Talk with your doctor to understand why you have been prescribed the nasal spray and whether you need to continue using the product.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Zadeh will examine you, study your CT scan, if one is available, and discuss your medical history to determine whether you are a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty in Los Angeles. He will explain the surgery and what you can expect, answer any questions, and address any concerns you may have.
At Los Angeles Sinus Institute, we implement distinctive surgical approaches using the safest, minimally invasive, cutting-edge techniques. Dr. Zadeh is focused on advanced techniques and treatment options that offer his patients the most positive health outcomes while minimizing risk.