Could Surgery Help My Sinus Problems?
Find out when surgery may be the best way to treat your chronic sinus issues.
If you’ve been told that you have sinusitis or a sinus infection, chances are good that this was a problem that your regular doctor diagnosed. While most sinus infections will go away on their own (or with treatment), if you’ve been battling symptoms for more than three months without relief then you could be dealing with chronic sinusitis. This is when specialists like our own otolaryngologists here in Thousand Oaks, CA, can provide you with more comprehensive treatment. One of these options is sinus surgery thousand oaks style.
Do I Need Surgery?
Not necessarily. When it comes to treating your sinus problems, our Thousand Oaks CA, ENT doctors will provide you with nonsurgical options first before even considering sinus surgery. The goal is to provide you with the best relief possible through the most conservative treatment options. This includes things like antibiotics, steroid medications, or nasal irrigations.
Of course, if your chronic sinus issues do not respond to any of these medical interventions then it may be time to consider sinus surgery in Thousand Oaks. You may also want to consider sinus surgery if:
- Your sinus infection is due to a fungal infection
- You have sinus or nasal polyps
- You have structural defects in the nose or sinuses (e.g. deviated septum)
- An infection within the sinuses has spread to the bone
- You have paranasal or nasal sinus cancer
If you are dealing with chronic sinusitis, the most common type of surgery is a minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. Endoscopic sinus surgery can provide amazing relief and results through more minimally aggressive techniques that do not involve cutting or incisions. During endoscopic surgery, our team of ENT doctors will go inside the nasal cavity to clean out the sinuses.
If you are getting endoscopic surgery for other nasal or sinus problems then some tissue may need to be removed. Structural abnormalities or defects within the nose or sinus cavity may require traditional sinus surgery to repair and fix these issues.
West Coast Ear, Nose, and Throat offer sinus surgery, thyroid treating, hearing loss evaluations, and more to patients living in and around Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Oxnard, and Camarillo, CA. If you are dealing with recurring or persistent sinus problems turn to our team today by calling (805) 379-9646, (805) 527-7320, (805) 983-0395 or (805) 484-5929.