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Dr. Patricia Loftus
Dr. Patricia Loftus is Assistant Professor in the Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery division in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of California, San Francisco.
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About Dr. Patricia Loftus
Patricia Loftus, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery division in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of California, San Francisco. She obtained her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her one-year internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, where she also completed her otolaryngology – head and neck surgery residency, including one year as chief resident. She then went on to complete her fellowship training in Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Loftus is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Rhinologic Society, and American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. She is the first author of multiple book chapters and publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has been invited to present her research and to lecture at both national and international meetings. Her research interests lie in sinonasal changes that occur with aging, idiopathic meningoencephaloceles and cerebrospinal fluid leaks, and clinical outcomes following endoscopic skull base surgery.
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Sinusitis is a condition that refers to the swelling of the sinuses and usually causes the growth of nasal polyps. Corticosteroid nasal sprays (Flonase & Budesonide), oral corticosteroids (Prednisone), and Dupixent (biologic) should be treatments explored before removing nasal polyps.
Nasal polyp removal surgery may be necessary if all medical treatments for nasal polyps removal fail. Dr. Patricia Loftus explains her approach to the surgical removal of nasal polyps on the BackTable ENT Podcast.
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