Patients with eustachian tube dysfunction may fail medical therapy and require the expertise of a highly skilled Los Angeles Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation Specialist. Dr. Arthur Wu from the Beverly Hills Sinus Center is experienced in Los Angeles Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation Procedures and has committed himself to finding the most cutting edge and innovative sinus solutions for his patients.
Los Angeles Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation Specialist
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.
Traditional Eustachian Tube Treatments
Traditional treatment of eustachian tube dysfunction includes placement of a pressure equalization tube (PE tube), creates a semi-permanent hole in the eardrum, allowing pressure to equalize through it directly. Normal PE tubes usually last for about a year and may need to be replaced chronically.
Recent advances in technology have led to the development of a technique to help recuperate the normal function of the eustachian tube instead of circumventing it. Balloon eustachian tube dilation involves placing a guide catheter into the eustachian tube orifice. A balloon is then threaded over the guide wire and then gently inflated, dilating the eustachian tube. The dilated eustachian tube is now able to equalize pressure between the ear and the nasal cavity. Though a fairly new technique, studies demonstrate that the benefits of this type of surgery may last much longer than standard PE tubes.
Beverly Hills Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation Surgery
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.