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LAFAYETTE, CA, August 16, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With advances in ear, nose and throat care, a new procedure allows Dr. Sassan Falsafi to provide sinus relief for patients in Lafayette. Patients who are suffering from chronic sinusitis can find instant relief from their symptoms through balloon sinuplasty. Sinusitis refers to inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses. This can result in runny nose, cough, sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, nasal / head congestion, headache mimicking Migraine's, ear fullness, dizziness, and post nasal drip significantly tipping the balance in their quality of life.
"Our sinuses are normally filled with air, but when they become blocked and filled with mucous, germs can grow and cause an infection. The common cold, allergies, nasal polyps or a deviated septum can also lead to acute and chronic sinusitis," said Dr. Sassan Falsafi, a Lafayette, CA ENT. "With balloon sinuplasty, however, I can help my patients find relief from their symptoms instantly."
Traditionally, ENT surgeons have used special tools through the nose to enlarge the sinus drainage pathways by cutting out inflamed tissue and bone. It is highly effective, but it has some draw backs. It requires general anesthesia and it can be a painful procedure that typically results in many weeks of swelling, not to mention the potential for scar tissue formation which acts to re-block the sinus drainage pathways. With the advent of balloon sinuplasty, these nuances are bypassed offering patients in Lafayette the much deserved sinus relief in a comfortable and relaxing office setting.
With the new balloon sinuplasty procedure in Lafayette, Dr. Falsafi opens inflamed sinuses in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. The procedure which is performed endoscopically through the nose is much less invasive than the traditional sinus surgery, and it is just as effective at relieving the symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Balloon Sinus Procedure allows patients to return to normal activities in a few hours, compared to traditional sinus surgery which typically has an associated week or two of down time. With the Balloon Sinus Procedure removal of bone or tissue from the nose is not performed. Instead, the sinus drainage passages are expanded with the help of a balloon which is removed at the end of the procedure. This significantly differentiates this novel procedure from conventional sinus surgery which typically requires the use of ablative instrumentation necessitating placement of nasal packing. It also eliminates the need for the repeat postop debridement which can be uncomfortable for many patients.
Dr. Sassan Falsafi is dedicated to the highest standards of care for patients' face, neck, ear, nose and throat needs. With the availability of balloon sinuplasty in Lafayette, Dr. Falsafi further proves his commitment and dedication to providing his patients with the superior state-of-the-art advanced care which is only provided by a handful of ENT specialists in the San Francisco, Bay Area.
Patients should schedule an appointment with Dr. Sassan Falsafi if they have had several episodes of sinusitis or signs of sinonasal / head congestion that fail to respond to medication. Dr. Falsafi will be able to provide his patients with further examination, accurate diagnosis, and treatment options to help provide them with expeditious sinus relief.
For more information on sinus relief with balloon sinuplasty in Lafayette by Dr. Falsafi, patients can visit the practice's website at http://www.lamorindaent.com/.
About Lamorinda ENT, Face & Neck Surgery, Inc.: Dr. Sassan Falsafi is the founder of Lamorinda ENT, Face & Neck Surgery Inc. The services offered by Dr. Falsafi include all aspects of Otolaryngology, and head and neck surgery, with a special interest in rhinoplasty, Balloon Sinuplasty, treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, Moh's Reconstruction of skin cancer and thyroid surgery. Lamorinda ENT, Face & Neck Surgery is a state-of-the-art facility offering cutting edge medical and surgical treatments for the most commonly encountered disorders of the head and neck. Appointments are easily made the same day, and the office maintains a patient friendly, high tech, and laid back environment.
Dr. Sassan Falsafi
911 Moraga Road Suite 102
Lafayette, CA 94549
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