Recognized as the Best Sinus Surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Alen Cohen of the Southern California Sinus Institute is the premier sinus center serving the greater Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Ventura County areas. SoCal Sinus specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of patients with all nasal and sinus disorders including nasal obstruction, environmental allergies, acute and chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, and sinus headaches. Expert Sinus SurgeonAlen N. Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.S., a Board-Certified Head and Neck Surgeon - ENT and recognized leader in the field of Nasal & Sinus Surgery, is founder and director of the SoCal Sinus Institute. Dr. Cohen developed this Center due to a special need that he noticed among patients who would at times travel long distances to see him for their complex problems. These patients were uniformly looking for a physician who focused on the comprehensive management of their problems and offered both medical and surgical options to treat their condition. Due to this special need and with his extensive training and passion for the treatment of nasal and sinus pathology, he developed the Southern California Sinus Institute in 2009. This center focuses on the multitude of innovative medical and surgical treatment options available to patients with nasal and sinus disorders.
Dr. Alen Cohen has personally pioneered a breakthrough procedure in the treatment of chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps and sinus headaches termed Minimally Invasive Image Guided Sinus Surgery (MIGSS)TM. He also routinely performs Balloon SinuplastyTM to treat select patients with acute-chronic sinusitis. Nonetheless, what stands out most about Dr. Cohen is his compassion and professionalism in the treatment of his patients. This quality is not only expressed by the multitude of patients he has treated for years but by the numerous physicians who refer him patients regularly and come to see him as patients themselves.
Considered by his patients and prominent physicians as the best Los Angeles Sinus Surgeon serving the entire LA & Ventura County areas, Dr. Alen Cohen operates in premier surgical facilities in Los Angeles, Encino-Tarzana, & West Hills, CA.
Nasal & Sinus Conditions
Nasal obstruction, sinus allergies, and sinus headaches can be uncomfortable. Thankfully, these conditions can easily be treated...
Dr. Alen Cohen receives the award for being the most compassionate doctor in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Super Doctors Southern California Rising Stars 2013
Dr. Alen Cohen receives the Super Doctors Southern California Rising Stars in 2013 Award
Consumer Research Council of America Top Physician 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Dr. Alen Cohen receives the Consumer Research Council of America Top Physician in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
The Leading Physicians Of The World 2012-2013
Dr. Alen Cohen has the distinction of receiving The Leading Physicians of the World 2012-2013 Award
At the Southern California Sinus Institute...
... We treat patients with both acute and chronic sinusitis of various etiologies. For many patients the cause is severe allergies, however viral or bacterial upper respiratory infections, fungal pathology, nasal polyps, various toxic fumes, chronic smoking, autoimmune and/or other systemic conditions can be the culprit. Once the cause is identified then appropriate medical management can be instituted by Dr. Cohen.
Many times patients are treated with specific oral or nebulized antibiotics, nasal steroid or antihistamine sprays, oral decongestants, nasal irrigations, oral steroids or various other targeted medical therapies. Nonetheless, if our patients have continued to suffer after exhausting medical management options either by their primary physicians, urgent cares or emergency rooms then the next step will be surgical management.
At SoCal Sinus the surgical management options include both in-office and outpatient surgical options. First an in-office sinus CT scan will be performed as well as a targeted nasal endoscopy by Dr. Cohen in order to confirm which procedure you would most benefit from. The most common in-office procedure performed by Dr. Cohen is Balloon SinuplastyTM. This is a simple in-office procedure that usually takes 30 minutes under local anesthesia and patients return back to work the next day with little to no discomfort and no nasal packing. This is an excellent procedure for patients who do not suffer from a deviated septum or nasal polyps or complicated nasal disease. For slightly more complex patients, Dr. Cohen will offer a Minimally Invasive Image-Guided Sinus Surgery (MIGSSTM) which is an outpatient procedure done in a surgery center setting. With this procedure patients are also amazingly surprised as to how little discomfort and pain they are in postoperatively and the improvement in their quality of life ultimately.
Dr. Alen Cohen, one of Los Angeles' most highly regarded nose and sinus surgeons, is an expert in the surgical management of acute and chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, sinus headaches, nasal obstruction and patients suffering from recurrent sinus infections. He is often sought after to teach other surgeons the intricacies and delicacies of these complicated procedures and also often gives lectures on this topic in various forums. Please call us to obtain the relief that you've been dreaming of for years.
For an appointment or consultation with Dr. Alen Cohen
Southern California Sinus Institute (SCSI)
Alen N. Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Founder and Director
7345 Medical Center Drive, Suite 510
West Hills, CA 91307
Socal Sinus serves the West Hills area including: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Southern California, Bakersfield, Palmdale, Lancaster, Oxnard, Ventura, Bel Air, Hollywood, Westwood, Century City, Mid-Wilshire, West LA, Culver City, Venice, Manhattan Beach, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake, Hidden Hills, Oak Park, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Newbury Park, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Malibu and Thousand Oaks.