Sinus Surgery

Board Certified Otolaryngologist & Rhinologist located in Century City, Los Angeles, CA

Sinus Surgery services offered in Century City, Los Angeles, CA

Blocked sinuses lead to symptoms that make you feel miserable and interfere with your ability to concentrate, perform at work, or sleep. When you have a blockage that is not treatable with medications, it’s time to consult Mani H. Zadeh, MD, FACS, about endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Zadeh performs cutting-edge sinus surgery, using minimally invasive techniques to improve breathing and the quality of life. To learn how sinus surgery can improve your symptoms, call the office in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, or book an appointment online today.

Sinus Surgery Q&A

What is endoscopic sinus surgery?

Endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive procedure to treat chronic sinusitis and structural problems in your nose. During your procedure, Dr. Zadeh uses an endoscope, a thin, flexible, fiber optic tube that has a light and video camera.

Dr. Zadeh also performs advanced image-guided endoscopic sinus surgery. Image guidance, also called computer-aided surgery, uses live CT scans during surgery to create three-dimensional images of your nasal passageway and sinuses.

Computer-aided surgery gives Dr. Zadeh detailed information and better visibility throughout your procedure. As a result, surgical precision increases, risks decrease, and you get exceptional results.

When would I need endoscopic sinus surgery?

Dr. Zadeh may recommend sinus surgery when you have chronic sinusitis that doesn’t improve with medical care. Sinusitis occurs when the mucus-producing membranes lining the sinus become inflamed and swollen. 

Endoscopic sinus surgery opens the sinus by removing the underlying cause, such as:

  • Nasal polyps
  • Deviated septum
  • Scar tissue
  • Chronic infections
  • Nasal tumors
  • Sinusitis complications

Sinusitis complications occur when an infection spreads to other nearby tissues.

What are the benefits of endoscopic sinus surgery?

Endoscopic sinus surgery:

  • Reduces the number and severity of sinus infections
  • Decreases or eliminates sinus headaches and facial pain
  • Improves sinusitis symptoms (e.g., congestion, nasal discharge, sore throat)
  • Restores airflow through the nose (you can breathe again)
  • Recovers your sense of smell (lost due to sinusitis)
  • Makes it easier to get a good night’s sleep

After surgery, nasal sprays can reach the sinus, making it possible to treat and prevent future problems.

What happens during endoscopic sinus surgery?

After you receive general anesthesia, Dr. Zadeh guides the scope through your nostrils, visualizing the tissues and any structural blockages. He views two monitors, one showing live images from the endoscope and the other with real-time CT scan images of the surgical area.

Dr. Zadeh inserts specially designed instruments through the endoscope, removes the blockage, and cleans the sinus cavity. That reopens the sinus, allowing mucus to flow into your nasal passageways. He may insert the PROPEL® sinus implant to hold the airway open and promote healing. 

You go home after your general anesthesia wears off. Dr. Zadeh gives you detailed self-care instructions to follow, including essential activity limitations for the first two weeks.

To learn how endoscopic sinus surgery may improve your sinusitis, call the offices of Mani H. Zadeh, MD, FACS, or book an appointment online today.