Our sinuses can be very fragile, responding to various types of pollen that come and go every season. There a variety of treatments for sinus relief, with surgery typically being a last resort. A common question from those suffering from chronic sinus problems, known as sinusitis, is: when does laser sinus surgery become the better choice?
Typical treatments include many different kinds of decongestants, antibiotics, antihistamines, mucus thinners, anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen and even steroids, nasal sprays, vaporizers, neti pots, pulsating irrigators, saline nose drops, and of course various lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, and the like. How many of these listed have you tried to no avail? Or maybe you have found success, but it was only temporary? These are the kinds of situations that surgery attempts to fix.
A scenario in which sinus surgery becomes the better choice is when your airflow is severely limited. You need oxygen to survive, and this occurs both through your mouth and your nose. If one of these doesn’t work to its full potential or at all, then you will not be receiving a healthy intake of oxygen necessary for survival.
If you have a serious infection that spreads outside of your sinuses, then it’s time for laser sinus surgery. If you are suffering from nasal polyps or other nasal obstruction, then sinus surgery is the better choice. If you’re just plain tired of treating the symptoms and not the cause, then surgery could be a favorable option.
Far often, people do not want to undergo surgery simply because they’re afraid. The thought of surgery causes them anxiety that they would rather avoid, especially if there are other treatments that have a chance at offering relief. This is the beauty of Sinu-Clear® laser sinus surgery… it’s a minimally invasive procedure that does not involve any surgical incisions. Instead, it uses advanced lasers and a specially designed endoscope that allows the doctor to view the inside of your sinuses with precision.
In short, when your allergies or sinus problems are so severe that they interfere with your daily activities, then you may want to consider surgery as a viable option.
You won’t be cleared for any surgical procedure until a thorough consultation has been performed, which can be done by a board-certified sinus specialist at Rexford Surgical of Beverly Hills.