The sinus and nasal disorders program at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles is a leader in treating the broad spectrum of nasal disease from allergies and deviated septums to more severe cases of chronic rhinosinusitis, polyps, nasal tumors and allergic fungal sinusitis. We often treat patients who have not been able to find relief elsewhere, need difficult, advanced surgery or whose polyps keep returning.
Our program has access to all the latest technology, including image-guided systems and balloon sinuplasty, which can be performed in an office setting with local anesthesia for patients with chronic sinusitis. This helps our patients find significant relief with minimal recovery or side effects.
We provide targeted, appropriate care for each patient with allergies of the ear, nose and throat, including home immunotherapy treatment for eligible patients. We also provide comprehensive services for patients who have lost their sense of smell.
As leaders in the endoscopic removal of sinus tumors, either benign or malignant, Keck Medicine of USC neurosurgeons and rhinologists team up to perform minimally invasive endoscopic treatment for sinus tumors, which allows for tumor removal without any incisions to the patient’s face.
Patients suffering from nasal disorders generally seek improved quality of life and the ability to breathe. Many of our procedures are minimally invasive and allow our patients to return to activities of daily life the following day. Using a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach, we offer tailored, conservative and minimally invasive treatments for a range of conditions of the nasal region. Additionally, patients are presented with all treatment options and are involved in making treatment decisions with guidance from our rhinologists.
As pioneers in the field of treating sinus and nasal disorders, surgeons at Keck Medical Center of USC were the first on the west coast to use a microdebrider, a tiny, high-speed tool designed to remove tissue, allowing for faster healing. Our surgeons can reduce the number of surgeries for patients with severe chronic sinusitis and are among the most experienced in the Lothrop procedure, a complex procedure reserved for the most severe cases of chronic rhinosinusitis.
We are also among the first academic medical centers to gain approval for the use of intranasal steroid stents (post-surgical implants that provide localized, controlled drug delivery to the sinus tissue), which reduce recovery time and eliminate the need for patients to take oral steroids.
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Dr. Dale Rice is a gifted & great medical doctor/specialist - surgeon. He has been my doctor since year 2000. He is a nice, kind & intelligent doctor. I appreciate him because he is not in a hurry whenever I have my appointment with him, caring & answers any concerns I have had. Yes, he is a wonderful medical doctor. "One in a million."Review for DALE H RICE MD