About Our Beverly Hills Sinus Surgery Center
Located in the world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Towers and headed by Dr. Arthur Wu, the Beverly Hills Sinus Center is the premier Sinus Surgery Center serving the greater Los Angeles Area. Dr. Arthur Wu is one of only a small handful of fellowship trained endoscopic sinus and skull base surgeons in the world.
The Beverly Hills Sinus Center is known as a center of excellence in Los Angeles, CA for compassionate care and cutting edge research in the field of nasal and sinus diseases. Dr. Arthur Wu is a board certified Ear, Nose, & Throat surgeon with special fellowship training in the surgical treatment of sinus disorders. He treats a wide range of problems including nasal allergies, chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, nasal obstruction, sinus and skull base tumors, nasolacrimal duct obstruction (tearing), and exophthalmos (protruding eyes).
The physicians and staff at the Beverly Hills Sinus Center place the highest importance on compassionate care and patient comfort. Our Sinus Surgery Staff prides ourselves on being methodical and recognizes that surgery is not always the answer, but as highly trained surgeons, we are not discouraged by the most difficult of problems. The Beverly Hills Sinus Center looks forward to working with you to solve your nasal or sinus related issues.
Common Sinus Disorders
A deviated nasal septum is one of the most common causes of chronicnasal obstruction. The septum usually sits on a crest of bone in the middle of the nose and divides it into the right and left nasal cavity, ideally both equal in size.
Nasal Turbinate Hypertrophy
The nasal turbinates may become swollen and enlarged (hypertrophy) with certain conditions like allergies and chronic sinusitis. The inferior turbinate is the most common turbinate to be affected and typically leads to nasal obstruction.
Allergic Rhinitis / Nasal Allergies
Nasal Allergies or allergic rhinitis is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States, affecting approximately 30% of the general population or approximately 50 million Americans.
Acute sinusitis is a bacterial infection of the sinuses lasting longer than 2 weeks (common cold). Symptoms of acute sinusitis are facial pressure, discolored nasal drainage, nasal obstruction, and decreased sense of smell.
Chronic sinusitis is one of the most common medical diseases in the United States, affecting nearly 30 million Americans. Chronic sinusitis is defined as inflammation of the paranasal sinuses .
Nasal polyps are inflammatory, non-cancerous masses that arise from the lining of the nasal cavity and sinuses and can block the nasal airway and drainage pathways of the paranasal sinuses.
Hyposmia (Decreased Sense of Smell)
A decreased sense of smell can have many different etiologies. Over time, all individuals suffer from gradual decreases in their sense of smell just as their eyesight or hearing may diminish with age.
The secretion of nasal mucus from the lining of the nasal cavity and sinuses is regulated by the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system. When these nerves are hyperactive, patients may suffer from excessive thin, clear nasal drainage and nasal obstruction.
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Patients with eustachian tube dysfunction may complain of ear pressure, muffled hearing, and ear popping or clicking. The eustachian tube is a tube connecting the ear with the nasal cavity.
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
The brain sits in a fluid filled cavity above the paranasal sinuses. The fluid helps to absorb shocks and trauma to the brain. The intracranial cavity is separated from the sinuses by a paper thin sheet of bone called the skull base.
Sinus and Skull Base Tumors
Benign and malignant tumors can arise in the paranasal sinuses and skull base. Such tumors can sometimes produce symptoms similar to those with allergies, chronic sinusitis, or nasal polyps.
Exophthalmos / Grave’s Orbitopathy (Bulging Eyes)
Grave’s disease is an autoimmune disease causing inflammation of the muscles and fat around the eye, causing protrusion and bulging of the eye. Patients with severe cases of Grave’s orbitopathy and exophthalmos may not be able to fully close their eyes, leading to drying and ulceration of their eyes.
Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction (Chronic Tearing)
Patients with chronic or excessive tearing or epiphora often have a blockage in the lacrimal system. Most commonly, this blockage is in the nasolacrimal duct. Causes of this blockage include trauma, chronic sinusitis, and chronic tear duct infections (chronic dacryocystitis).
Please contact Beverly Hills Sinus Center today for a professional consultation to learn about your sinus surgery options.
Arthur W. Wu, MD, Los Angeles Sinus Surgeon
As the head of our Beverly Hills Surgery Center, Dr. Wu has a lifelong passion for treating patients with nasal and sinus problems. His advanced training has given him the skills to treat the most difficult of sinus cases, and a large volume of his patients are those that have failed medical treatment or had previous unsuccessful sinus surgery.
Dr. Wu graduated with honors and distinction from Stanford University with a degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Art History. He earned his medical doctorate from Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina and completed his residency training in Otolaryngology at the University of California, Los Angeles. After finishing his residency training, Dr. Wu completed a fellowship at Harvard in Rhinology – Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery. During his training, Dr. Wu gained specialized experience in the field of Sinus Surgery and Nasal Disorders.
The Beverly Hills Sinus Center is known as a center of excellence in Southern California for our compassionate care and cutting edge research in the field of nasal and sinus diseases.
Located in the world renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Towers and headed by our esteemed Sinus Surgery Doctor Dr. Arthur Wu, the Beverly Hills Sinus Center is the premier sinus institute serving the greater Los Angeles Area.