Patients with medically resistant vasomotor rhinitis may suffer from uncontrollable runny nose and nasal obstruction and can turn to an experienced Los Angeles Endoscopic Vidian Neurectomy specialist to find relief . In all cases, these patients must be ruled out for more common diseases such as allergic rhinitis or chronic sinusitis by a reputable and knowledgeable Los Angeles Endoscopic Vidian Neurectomy Surgeon. In this select group of patients, endoscopic vidian neurectomy may be an option to alleviate these symptoms.
Endoscopic Vidian Neurectomy Procedure
The vidian nerve is located in the floor of the sphenoid sinus and is the main parasympathetic input to the nasal cavity. Parasympathetic nerves cause mucus glands to secrete mucus and cause swelling in the nasal cavity. In patients with vasomotor rhinitis the parasympathtetics are overactive. By purposefully damaging the vidian nerve, the majority of the parasympathetic input to the nasal cavity is removed and symptoms of runny nose and nasal obstruction are relieved.
Dr. Arthur Wu | Los Angeles Endoscopic Vidian Neurectomy Surgeon
Dr. Wu is also trained in the newer technique of selective postganglionic parasympathetic denervation which targets the parasympathetics after they synapse in the pterygopalatine ganglion and may result in less side effects of dry eye.
As the head of our Beverly Hills ENT Center, Dr. Wu has a passion for helping 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.
Beverly Hills Sinus Center in Los Angeles, CA
The Beverly Hills Sinus Center is known as a center of excellence in the greater Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California 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 treatment of nasal, sinus, and skull base diseases. 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 ENT staff prides themselves on being conservative and recognizes that surgery is not always the answer, but as highly trained surgeons, they 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.