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What are the Risks of Balloon Sinuplasty?

What are the Risks of Balloon Sinuplasty?

  • April 26, 2021
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More patients are being asked about the risks associated with balloon sinuplasty, as more patients finding results with this procedure. One of the biggest questions and concerns specialists are receiving is the risks of balloon sinuplasty and knowing what they are. No matter how successful, all medical procedures come with a few risks that patients […]

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Is Balloon Sinuplasty Safe?

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Safe?

  • April 15, 2021
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Studies show that sinusitis affects about 30 million adults every year in the United States alone. Its impact in the economy is so huge that it receives a broad research focus. Due to the vast amounts of research conducted on sinusitis, we now know how to treat it and reduce the symptoms for a better […]

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Congestion After Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction

Congestion After Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction

  • January 28, 2021
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Experiencing congestion after a procedure that was initially done to reduce congestion can be quite frustrating. Not only can it feel a little disheartening, but it can make you question whether your septoplasty procedure or turbinate reduction was worth it to begin with. Don’t fret, this is quite common and can be alleviated with a […]

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Enlarged Turbinate and Deviated Septum

Enlarged Turbinate and Deviated Septum

  • January 15, 2021
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Experiencing nasal congestion all the time can become frustrating when you’re experiencing it around the clock. There’s nothing fun about feeling stuffy or like you’re not getting enough oxygen when you try to breathe. For some, it’s as simple as sinus issues, for others it can be enlarged turbinates, and for some it can be […]

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Sinus Surgery: Causes, Types, Post-Operative Care, and Why Avoid Alcohol

Sinus Surgery: Causes, Types, Post-Operative Care, and Why Avoid Alcohol

  • November 30, 2020
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Sinus Surgery: Causes, Types, Post-Operative Care, and Why Avoid Alcohol Sinuses refer to the cavities inside your skull. They are situated around the nose and eyes and the front of the face. Most people have eight sinus cavities which extend to behind the forehead. These cavities help make your skull is lighter and produce mucus […]

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How Long Does It Take for Turbinate Reduction to Heal?

How Long Does It Take for Turbinate Reduction to Heal?

  • October 28, 2020
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For people who have chronic congestion, chronic sinus infections, chronic mouth breathing/snoring and/or chronic nosebleeds that don’t respond well to other treatments, something called turbinate reduction may be the best option. Turbinate reduction or trubinoplasty, which is really an umbrella term for a few different procedures, aims to open up your nasal passages to allow […]

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What is a Maxillary Sinus Retention Cyst?

What is a Maxillary Sinus Retention Cyst?

  • September 25, 2020
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A maxillary sinus retention cyst is a lesion that develops on the inside of the wall of the maxillary sinus. They are often dome-shaped, soft masses that usually develop on the bottom of the maxillary sinus. Fortunately, a retention cyst of the maxillary sinus is a benign lesion, or non-cancerous. Still, if you have a […]

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What to Expect With In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty

What to Expect With In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty

  • August 2, 2020
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Do you have a stuffy nose, pain and pressure in the face, and what feels like a cold that doesn’t go away for months? You may have chronic sinusitis (sinus infection / inflammation), a common condition experienced by many people in the Los Angeles area. What Causes Sinusitis? Your sinuses are hollow cavities filled with […]

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Should You Get Sinus Surgery

Should You Get Sinus Surgery

  • May 27, 2020
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Getting sinus surgery can be a big decision between you and your doctor. Before you make that decision, there is much to consider. What Your Options Are for Chronic Sinusitis You have two options if you suffer from chronic sinusitis: Undergo a procedure or surgery Continue to take medications or use other forms of treatment […]

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What Happens When You Don’t Treat Acute Sinusitis

What Happens When You Don’t Treat Acute Sinusitis

  • February 28, 2020
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Acute sinusitis is something none of us want, but which we all experience on occasion. The stuffy nose, the headache, sore throat, cough, earache… Many of us choose to power through, and the treatments for sinusitis are most often home remedies. So, it can be tempting not to have yourself checked out at all. Most cases of […]

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