Chronic sinus problems, balance issues, swallowing disorders and breathing problems can all be related to the ear, nose and throat. Beverly Oaks Surgery is a top-ranked provider of advanced ear, nose and throat surgical procedures to help men and women in and around Sherman Oaks, CA, address these and many other issues.
Ear, Nose & Throat Q & A
Beverly Oaks Surgery physicians are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad array of issues affecting the ears, nose, throat and sinuses, including:
- Breathing problems such as “mouth breathing”
- Sleep apnea and snoring
- Swallowing disorders and other throat-related disorders
- Chronic hoarseness
- Chronic sinus infections
- Polyps and tumors
- Hearing loss
The septum is the thin partition that separates the nose into a left and right half. Usually, the septum is straight or nearly straight to facilitate normal breathing. But sometimes, the septum leans to one side resulting in a condition known as a deviated septum. People with a deviated septum have difficulty breathing through the nose and may also experience frequent nosebleeds.
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that widens the nasal and sinus passages to improve sinus drainage and reduce the incidence of sinus infection. If you have sinus issues that don’t respond to medication, sinuplasty may be a good option.
In septoplasty, incisions are made in the septum so it can be repositioned centrally to enable normal breathing through the nose. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes from 30 to 90 minutes to perform, depending on the approach.
Also known as nose surgery, rhinoplasty can change the size of your nose as well as alter the shape of the tip or bridge of your nose or the space between your nostrils. Rhinoplasty is sometimes used to treat sinus or septum-related breathing problems.
A radio wave produces an electrical current that’s used to heat up tissue in the nose, decreasing the pain signals being emitted from that area and reducing discomfort.