C/V ENT Surgical Group
Alen N. Cohen, MD, FACS, FARS; Bob B. Armin, MD; Matt D. Hershcovitch, MD; Michael S. Reder, MD
16500 Ventura Blvd., Suite 420, Encino | 818-986-1200 | 7345 Medical Center Drive, Suite 510, West Hills | 818-888-7878 | cvsurgicalgroup.com
One of the most common and minimally invasive procedures that the surgeons at C/V specialize in is management of nasal obstruction, deviated septum and chronic sinus infections. Dr. Cohen is a pioneer and has developed a sinus center of excellence called the Southern California Sinus Institute, where patients’ years of chronic nasal congestion and chronic sinusitis can be treated with a simple 20-minute, in-office procedure done under local anesthesia without any nasal packing. Patients are back to work the next day.
Our physicians at C/V ENT Surgical Group are renowned for their unique expertise in minimally invasive treatment options for nasal obstruction, chronic sinusitis, nasal fractures, snoring, tumors of the head and neck, and facial rejuvenation. Our ENT physicians and facial plastic surgeons have been awarded as some of the best physicians in their specialties year after year for providing excellent and compassionate care to patients who visit them from all over Southern California.
Before & After
Another focus of the surgeons at C/V is functional and aesthetic management of patients with various nasal concerns. For example, Dr. Cohen and Dr. Hershcovitch often operate together—providing patients with the best results when they have nose/sinus concerns. Dr. Cohen will often perform all of the breathing/sinus portions of the surgery so as to provide patients with the best results functionally, and Dr. Hershcovitch—with his facial plastic expertise—will correct all of the patients’ cosmetic concerns. As such patients not only have a very cosmetically refined nose but also one that will allow them to breathe easily without any recurrent sinus problems.
Tell us about your practice.
“C/V ENT Surgical Group is the premier ear, nose and throat practice serving the San Fernando Valley, Greater Los Angeles area and Thousand Oaks region for the last 10 years. Dr. Alen Cohen founded the group because he recognized a need within the San Fernando Valley for world-class ENT and head and neck surgical care west of the 405. The group has grown to two offices and four physicians with various expertise within the field. Our staff members are excellent at what they do, and they truly go above and beyond to help patients feel comfortable and answer any of their questions and concerns. We have state-of-the-art offices that have been newly renovated and are clean and comfortable.”
What trend is changing your specialty today?
“In-office balloon sinuplasty has revolutionized the field of ENT and has allowed us to treat many more patients for recurrent nasal obstruction, congestion, sinus infections, sinus headaches and sinus pressure with a simple in-office procedure that takes 20 minutes under local anesthesia. Patients are amazed at how easily the procedure is performed and how they are back to normal activity the next day. They love the fact that there is no packing, no downtime and no need for pain medications. Furthermore it is most often covered by their PPO insurance or Medicare as this. C/V ENT Surgical Group has been designated as the only Entellus Center of Excellence in Southern California.”
What does the future hold for your practice?
“Growth, growth and more growth!”