Life Changing

Dr Brian Weeks performs an innovative procedure, Balloon Sinuplasty on big wave surfer Makua Rothman.   You can see Makua taking a big breath of air and enjoying the results!

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Balloon Sinuplasty

Big wave surfer Makua Rothman was facing imbalance as one of the symptoms due to blocked nasal and sinus passages. He had suffered from sinusitis for a long time, being rushed to the hospital several times as a young kid. To ensure that he stayed in the best shape while chasing giant waves, Dr. Weeks suggested balloon sinuplasty — a minimally invasive procedure to open up his nasal and breathing passages. This extremely innovative, safe, and effective procedure ensures less bleeding, less pain, and faster recovery.

Clarifix Procedure

Clarifix procedure is an innovative, minimally invasive, and FDA-approved treatment to freeze an inflamed area in the back of the nose that contains the nerves to mucus-producing glands.

Check out this video of Dr. Weeks performing Clarifix procedure on his patient Dora, who had suffered from congestion and a runny nose for years. The surgical procedure was broadcasted live on one of the episodes of The Doctors.

Travis Barker

Musician Travis Barker began suffering from an infection in his throat and he was having trouble breathing and could feel a lump in his throat.  He was diagnosed with Barrett’s Esophagus — a condition where the cells in the esophagus, the swallowing tube that connects the mouth and the stomach, are damaged by repeated exposure to stomach acid. The condition can cause esophageal cells to start changing to premalignant or precancerous cells due to continuous acid exposure.

Vivaer Nasal Valve Procedure

With the help of the innovative, FDA-approved VIVAER® nasal valve procedure, Dr. Weeks is been able to reshape a patient’s nasal valve area, increasing airflow. This non-invasive treatment involves applying low-temperature, radio frequency energy through an energized stylus to push the walls of the nasal passage apart and seal them to an open position. This is done without any change in appearance of the nose. Recovery time for patients undergoing the procedure is instant, unlike surgery, which could keep a patient sidelined for weeks. The procedure is affordable too, offering a 90-95 percent cost reduction compared to surgery.

Nasal Airway Implants

Narrowing or blocking of the nasal airway is often caused by a collapsed nasal wall or a deviated septum. To treat this problematic condition, nasal implants are used as an innovative and minimally-invasive technology to give support to the nasal cartilages and lateral nasal wall.

In this video from “The Doctor’s TV Show”, Dr. Weeks puts nasal airway implants into his patient Todd’s nose, who has been suffering from nasal valve collapse and obstruction. The implants offer stability to his nasal valve and lateral nasal wall, offering him instant breathing relief, without changing the appearance of his nose.

Inspire implant for OSA

Approximately 20% of American adults suffer from sleep apnea — a sleeping disorder so crippling that it can put a person’s life in danger. Chris was dealing with sleep apnea for more than 5 years and was not getting a good night’s sleep, which was affecting his energy level, awareness, time with his daughter, and even resulting in a car accident.

Dr Weeks suggested Inspire implant for OSA – the newest form of technologically advanced treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. The treatment involves surgically installing a stimulator that senses the patient’s breathing at night, stimulates a selective branch of the nerves that make the tongue stick out, and moves the tongue out of the way out of the airway while timing it out with breathing.

Testimonials

OTOLARYNGOLOGIST Brian Weeks is known among his peers as a pioneer in the treatment of chronic sinusitis, but the pro surfers, skateboarders and rock musicians who rely on him to stay healthy just call him “Dr. B.”
Before he was a top ear, nose and throat physician at Alvarado Hospital, Weeks, was an avid surfer and sometime roadie for a little garage band his friends started. They were called Blink-182. Fame hasn’t faded the band’s loyalty to Weeks, who still cares for Tom DeLonge’s multimillion-dollar vocal cords and has become known as the go-to guy in San Diego for the likes of U2, Aerosmith and P.O.D., along with pro surfers and extreme-sports athletes. He’s done medical exams backstage at rock venues, on rickety paddleboats off the coast of Mexico even at the foot of the Great Wall of China.
Dane Reynolds, Professional Surfer
Dr. Brian fixed my nose and sinuses, and now I breathe so well. My surfing has improved and I am not getting sick anymore. I am super stoked to feel good again - Dane Reynolds, Professional Surfer
Pierre-Luc Gagnon – Prof Skateboarder, Multiple X-Games Gold Medalist
Dr. B has been there for me so many times. He keeps me healthy and feeling good, and always knows how to take care of me when I do get sick. He has also put me back together rampside during mega ramp and vert events, and fixed me up in emergencies. I am stoked he is my doctor.
Tom Delonge – Blink 182 / Angels and Airwaves
Dr. Brian Weeks has been my doctor and my friend for many years. without his help, I would not be able to perform night after night and handle the long, tiring hours of touring and recording that we do. I appreciate his knowledge and expertise, and I feel lucky to have him taking care of me.
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Award Winning

Dr. Brian Weeks specializes in diseases of the ear, nose, throat, as well as tumors of the head and neck region, including, diseases of the paranasal sinuses, thyroid, parathyroid, and skull base tumors. Dr. Weeks has advanced specialty training in endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, and minimally invasive surgeries of the head and neck, as well as expertise in head and neck reconstruction.
Dr. Brian Weeks, ENT-Otolaryngologist Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Head & Neck Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Skull Base Tumors & Surgery has been named “Top Doctor” by U.S. News & World Report for the third consecutive year.

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