Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2013
Babak Larian, MD, FACS world-renowned sinus surgeon in Los Angeles, recently published a new article discussing who he believes to be the best candidates for targeted endoscopic sinus surgery. Though the minimally invasive sinus procedure can brings relief to thousands of individuals world-wide every year, those who make the best contenders include patients who suffer from multiple sinus infections each month.
“A person who has received a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis is the best candidate to undergo targeted endoscopic sinus surgery in Los Angeles. This usually means that the patient deals with multiple sinus infections every year—sometimes lasting for months on end,” said expert sinus surgeon Dr. Larian.
Chronic sinusitis is a condition also known as chronic rhinosinusitis and interferes with an individual’s nasal drainage, breathing, and overall quality of life. Depending on the patient, chronic sinusitis may occur as a result of a nasal allergies or nasal polyps causing the nasal passages to become swollen, obstructed and possibly painful. The most common symptoms of chronic sinusitis are difficulty breathing through the nose, mucous buildup, and headaches and facial pain or pressure.
“Before a patient undergoes surgery, I have to be sure that we have tied all non-surgical alternatives, including over the counter medication, prescription nasal sprays, anti-histamines and even homeopathic remedies like neti pots. Patients who suffer from severe allergies or polyps are additionally started on allergy shots. If all of this fails, then sinus surgery is the only way to improve their breathing and quality of life,” said Dr. Larian.
At the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Larian performs minimally invasive targeted endoscopic sinus surgery, also coined TESS surgery, with the cutting-edge technology allowing him to map the inside of the nasal passages through an endoscopic camera. This not only helps Dr. Larian perform the procedure with more precision, but also lowers the risk for any complications that the patient could experience.
“TESS surgery is a very safe procedure. My patients often return to their home to rest and recover the very same day. It’s very common for the individual undergoing the procedure to report an extreme improvement in breathing almost immediately,” said Dr. Larian.
Dr. Babak Larian, the Chairman and the Director of the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Los Angeles, is a highly experienced and reputable board-certified surgeon, specializing in ear, nose and throat surgery. Dr. Larian is nationally renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive surgery techniques in the treatment of sinus, thyroid, parathyroid, salivary glands and throat disorders. Due to his expertise in successfully treating otolaryngology related conditions, Dr. Larian was appointed Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
For additional information regarding Dr. Larian or endoscopic sinus surgery, please visit http://www.LarianMD.com for more information or call (310) 461-0300.