The sinuses are air-filled cavities in the skull. Most people have eight sinuses with four on each side of the face. Small channels called the middle meatus connect the sinuses to the nose to permit air flow, and drain mucus. The sinuses can become infected or inflamed, and some people suffer from chronic or repeated infections, leading to swelling, mucus buildup, pain, and tenderness. Dr. Kerendian, Los Angeles endoscopic sinus surgery doctor, can help.
The procedure can help remove abnormal tissue or improve sinus drainage for better airflow through the nose. Dr. Kerendian, provider of endoscopic sinus surgery in Los Angeles, may also recommend endoscopic sinus surgery, if you have:
• Nasal polyps
• A foreign body in your nose
• Recurrent sinusitis
• Chronic sinusitis
• Sinus mucoceles
• Sinus tumors
• Graves’ ophthalmopathy
Endoscopic sinus surgery can reduce the frequency and severity of sinus infections, improve your ability to breathe through your nose, and improve your sense of smell.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Los Angeles
The procedure can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Dr. Kerendian, Los Angeles endoscopic sinus surgery doctor, uses an endoscope to better see the sinus tissues. An endoscope is a special type of camera that lights and magnifies the area of concern. He then uses specialized instruments to remove scar tissue, polyps, or blockages. The endoscope and instruments can also be used to correct septum abnormalities. Because there is no need to cut through the skin, you will most likely be able to go home the same day of the surgery.
Most people recover well from this type of facial surgery. Dr. Kerendian may prescribe you medications to reduce the risk of complications and help you heal. This can include saline rinses, antibiotics, or pain medications. As you recover from surgery, you should notice a significant reduction of your symptoms. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kerendian, provider of endoscopic sinus surgery in Los Angeles.