Sinusitis Treatment Specialists

Each patient suffering from sinusitis is different. Schedule a consultation today to see if you are a good candidate for in-office sinus dilation, a very non-evasive procedure.

Sinusitis means your sinuses are inflamed. The cause can be an infection or another problem. Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain.

There are several types of sinusitis, including

  • Acute, which lasts up to 4 weeks
  • Subacute, which lasts 4 to 12 weeks
  • Chronic, which lasts more than 12 weeks and can continue for months or even years
  • Recurrent, with several attacks within a year

Acute sinusitis often starts as a cold, which then turns into a bacterial infection. Allergies, nasal problems, and certain diseases can also cause acute and chronic sinusitis.

Symptoms of sinusitis can include fever, weakness, fatigue, cough, and congestion. There may also be mucus drainage in the back of the throat, called postnasal drip.

Sinusitis

Breathe Easier with Help from the Most Experienced Sinus & Balloon Sinuplasty Surgeon in the Area

Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure that ear, nose and throat surgeons use for the treatment of blocked sinuses. Patients diagnosed with sinusitis but not responding to medications may be candidates for sinus surgery.

Dr. Alavi has been performing the revolutionary minimally invasive balloon sinuplasty procedure since 2007 and has helped more than 5,000 patients in Ventura and Santa Barbara experience relief from chronic sinusitis symptoms. Discover how clinically proven balloon sinuplasty can help you breathe easier today!

Less Invasive Surfer's Ear Treatment

Medically known as "exostosis of the external auditory canal," surfer's ear is caused by repeated exposure to cold water and wind. Cooling of the ear canal stimulates bone growth that narrows the canal and blocks the eardrum.

Dr. Alavi is the only Ventura County doctor that performs outpatient procedures in the office to treat surfer's or swimmer's ear.

Meet Dr. Alavi​, MD
Dr. Armin Alavi attended college at Cambridge Tutors College, Surrey, England and University College, London, England. He studied medicine a Southhampton Medical School, England from 1994 to 2000 and obtained his medical degree in 2000.
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Ventura Ear, Nose and Throat

Ventura Ear, Nose and Throat is the oldest established private practice in Ventura. Dr. Armin Alavi specializes in surgeries of the ears, nose, throat, head and neck, as well cosmetic and plastic surgeries many of which can be performed right in our main office located at 3555 Loma Vista Road, Suite 200 in Ventura, CA.

Dr. Alavi is very pleased to announce the opening of Pacific View ENT, a full-service otolaryngology clinic located at 533 E. Micheltorena Street, Suite 203, Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Alavi provides rapid symptom relief and real improvement in your patients’ health and overall quality of life through a comprehensive range of evidence-based treatments and advanced surgeries.

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