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Ear Nose & Throat Surgery Procedures at Our Los Angeles Center

miVIP Surgery Centers offer state-of-the-art technologies and world-class specialists to treat chronic ENT problems

At miVIP Surgery, we provide outpatient surgical services for patients suffering from diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat (ENT). Some common symptoms of our patients include allergies, sinus problems, obstructions, snoring and sleep apnea. The ENT surgical team and support staff at miVIP is fully accredited and has received extensive training and experience in the use of minimally invasive techniques and instrumentation in order to deliver the best outcomes possible for our patients. Many of our surgeons are both highly regarded and recognized as leaders in their field. Most procedures take less than 10 minutes to complete and utilize state-of-the-art techniques to ensure our patients can breathe easy. Our minimally invasive non-robotic ENT procedures include:

Ethmoidectomy: The ethmoidectomy is a surgery that can remove excess bone or tissue, including polyps, from the ethmoid sinuses (These are the small sinuses at the bridge of the nose, right between your eyes.). The procedure helps open up the nasal passages, allowing for a freer flow of air through the sinus. Most surgeons recommend working on these key sinuses for sinusitis relief because the other sinuses drain through the ethmoid sinus, or through an area right near it.

Resection of Turbinates: In a resection of turbinates, small portions of bone or soft tissue are reduced or removed from the turbinates to help open up the area and allow air to move through more freely. Depending on the extent of the swelling and the state of your sinuses, there are two types of procedures that can be performed: In the first, your doctor can either perform a standard resection, which involves creating an incision in the soft tissue of the turbinate and removing a small portion of the bone. In some cases, simply cauterizing the area with radiofrequency ablation or lasers can reduce swelling as it heals.

Rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, is consistently one of the most-requested plastic surgery procedures. With a simple nose job, your surgeon can help slim down a too-wide nose, or add width to one that’s too narrow. And bumps, bulges or upturned tips can all be smoothed away surgically. But getting a nose job doesn’t just help improve the look of your nose — if you’re someone who suffers from chronic congestion, sleep apnea and sinus swelling, making a few adjustments to your nose’s shape can also help improve your breathing.

Sinus Image-Guided Surgery: Image-guided surgery allows surgeons to accurately map out the contours of the nose and other nearby tissues, and to accurately see where they are throughout the procedure to minimize damage to the healthy tissues around the problem areas. This sinus surgery technique is most often used in cases where the structure of the nose is considerably distorted due to polyps, malformations or previous surgeries, and the surgeon needs a clear guide to navigate the area.

Sphenoid Sinus Surgery: Sinusitis ranks as the most common chronic medical condition in the United States — and for people who suffer from it, the near-constant congestion, difficulty breathing and headache pain can be difficult to bear. In many cases, sinusitis responds well to treatment with antibiotics, antifungal medications or steroids, but if recurrent sinus infections don’t respond to medications, surgery may be able to remove some of the diseased or swollen tissues to open up blocked airways and improve breathing.

UPPP Uvuloplasty: One of the most common surgical interventions for sleep apnea is the uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, or UPPP — a laser-assisted uvuloplasty — that removes the soft tissues from the back of the throat, including the uvula, tonsils, adenoids and pharynx to help open up your airways. Depending on your particular anatomy, your surgeon may also recommend removing part of the roof of the mouth or the base of the tongue as well. This section of the throat is the most common point of airway obstruction in sleep apnea — but while it’s the likely culprit, there could be other areas that contribute to your snoring as well.

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