ENT Services in San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Allergy, Asthma & Immunology provides a variety of ENT services in the San Francisco area. View our full list of services offered below, and call us at (415) 362-2614 if you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment. You may also request an appointment online using our secure form.

Angioedema

  • Angioedema is a type of abnormal tissue swelling that can affect the face, especially the lips and eyes, throat, airways, and digestive tract.
  • Angioedema often occurs after exposure to certain allergens, drugs/medications, and foods that you may be allergic to. Sometimes triggers are unable to be found. In rare situations, angioedema can be caused by infections or other illnesses (such as autoimmune diseases, leukemias or lymphomas) and in some cases, angioedema can be genetic and requires specialized treatment with medications that need to be infused.
  • If you are suffering from the symptoms of angioedema, our doctors can help diagnose the cause and help manage symptoms to minimize the risk of recurrence.

Asthma

  • Asthma is a life threatening condition due to inflammation of the airways that causes obstruction, resulting in breathing issues.
  • Asthma can be exacerbated by a variety of factors, including allergies!
  • Our practice offers in-office spirometry for both diagnosis of airway obstruction/restriction and treatment of asthma. With a wide range of medical options, our doctors can determine what pharmacotherapy regimen is right for you.

Xolair

  • XOLAIR® (omalizumab) for subcutaneous use is an injectable prescription medicine used to treat:
    • Moderate to severe persistent asthma in people 6 years of age and older whose asthma symptoms are not well controlled with asthma medicines called inhaled corticosteroids. A skin or blood test is performed to see if you have allergies to year-round allergens. It is not known if XOLAIR is safe and effective in people with asthma under 6 years of age.
    • Nasal polyps in people 18 years of age and older when medicines to treat nasal polyps called nasal corticosteroids have not worked well enough. It is not known if XOLAIR is safe and effective in people with nasal polyps under 18 years of age.
    • Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU, previously referred to as chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), chronic hives without a known cause) in people 12 years of age and older who continue to have hives that are not controlled with H1 antihistamine treatment. It is not known if XOLAIR is safe and effective in people with CSU under 12 years of age.
  • XOLAIR is not used to treat other allergic conditions, other forms of hives, or sudden breathing problems.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

  • EoE is a chronic condition that occurs when a type of white blood cell called the eosinophil abnormally accumulates in the tissue of the esophagus.
  • Environmental allergies to substances such as dust mites, animals, pollen and molds can play a role in EoE. For some patients, it may seem like their EoE is worse during pollen seasons. Allergy testing for these common environmental allergies is often part of the EoE evaluation.
  • Similarly, foods can play a role in the inflammation seen in EoE. Our physicians will work closely with your gastroenterologist to help you identify concurrent food allergies and navigate various treatment options, including dietary therapies such as elimination diets.

Sinusitis

  • Chronic sinusitis is defined as nasal and sinus symptoms that persist longer than 12 weeks, sometimes despite medical treatment.
  • Individuals with asthma and allergies are at a higher risk of developing sinusitis due to chronic inflammation of the nasal passages and airways.
  • We work closely with ENT physicians, especially those who are a part of our larger practice SF Otolaryngology, to provide noninvasive diagnostic testing and treatment of sinusitis symptoms so that we can get you back to breathing well!

Nasal Polyposis

  • Nasal polyposis is due to benign growths of sinus tissue within the nasal cavity. Most individuals will experience severe nasal congestion and a strong loss of taste and smell, though other nasal symptoms occur as well.
  • Nasal polyps have a high risk of recurrence, and require careful treatment. Our physicians can help you discover the best treatment of your nasal polyps. Treatment options can include various different nasal or oral medications, and even injectable medications such as dupilumab (Dupixent). Surgery is sometimes also required and our physicians work closely with ENT colleagues to ensure that you get complete and comprehensive care.