In-Office Laser Procedures

In-Office Laser ENT Procedures in San Diego, CA – Silenso Clinic

The technology available to doctors is constantly improving. As more scientists and researchers gain a deeper understanding of ear, nose, throat, breathing, and sleep disorders, the treatments with which to solve these issues are also constantly improving.

True to his commitment to bringing his patients only the best, most current, most effective treatments available on the market, Dr. Paul Schalch Lepe proudly welcomes the revolutionary Valam Elite Laser to his San Diego, CA, ENT clinic.  

A genuinely industry-changing treatment, the Elite laser from Valam enables specialist ENT doctors, such as Dr. Schalch Lepe, to treat a broad array of sinus, breathing, and sleeping concerns. Below, we outline the Valam platform and how it can enhance your quality of life. 

Learn more about ENT laser treatments in San Diego, CA, by reading on or scheduling a consultation with Dr. Schalch Lepe. Silenso Clinic is located in Carmel Valley in North San Diego County and serves many communities throughout the greater San Diego area, including La Jolla, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Del Mar, Coronado, Eastlake, Chula Vista, Rancho Santa Fe, and more.  

What is the Valam Elite Laser Treatment?

The Valam elite treatment platform is an all-in-one office-based ENT surgery solution. The device consists of a control station and a hand-held pen-like device. 

The pen-like device uses various accessories to emit laser energy, the volume, intensity, and amplitude of which is controlled via the control station.

Depending on the required treatment, Dr. Schalch Lepe selects the appropriate accessory and sets the treatment parameters as required, then uses laser energy to address any number of ENT concerns.

Valam Elite Laser History

This treatment is currently revolutionizing the ENT medical space. In 2012, Valam received their optical therapy and devices U.S. patent, and since then, they have made quantum leaps in creating their solutions.

The epic S-Series diode laser

A landmark clinical study, the results of which were published May 1st, 2020, revealed the superiority of the Valam treatment processes in “laser ablation of posterior nasal nerves for rhinitis.” 

Currently, the Valam company remains in secondary and tertiary fund-raising rounds as they develop and expand their product line further. Nonetheless, the effectiveness of the treatment is confirmed, which is why Dr. Schalch Lepe is offering his clients some of the earliest treatments possible with the platform.

The mastermind behind the Valam technology is Dr. Yosef Krespi, MD, FACS, a board-certified otolaryngologist specializing in head and neck surgery. He is one of the world’s foremost experts in laser treatments, endoscopic sinus surgery, and snoring and sleep apnea relief treatments. He has combined his lifetime of experience to conceptualize and design the Valam line and now offers his products to other specialists in his field. 

What Can the Valam Elite Laser Treat?

Until now, the Elite Laser has been used to effectively treat: 

  • Snoring
  • Tonsil cryptolysis
  • Swell bodies

How Does the Valam Elite Treatment Work?

The Valam product line focuses on developing products that leverage and enhance laser technology to treat internal tissue problems. Dr. Schalch Lepe conducts Valam treatments in-office with anesthesia, removing or destroying the problem tissues using precise lasers. These high-energy pulses of light create micro incisions, enabling Dr. Schalch Lepe to extract the desired tissues and formations.

Photo showing in office laser procedure

Why Should I Consider an In-Office Laser ENT Procedure?

In most ENT complications leading to obstruction, breathing issues, snoring, nasal drip, persistent sneezing, or other symptoms, the root cause is often aggravated internal nasal tissue. 

Traditional treatments involve the removal of such tissue with micro-surgery. In some cases, this technique remains highly effective. In other instances, sinuses can be successfully unblocked using minimally-invasive yet highly effective treatments such as Balloon Sinuplasty 

For other concerns, laser treatment is proving to be an increasingly efficient and practical solution. In-office laser treatments using the Valam Elite:

  • Provide minimally invasive procedures that require the shortest amounts of downtime
  • Have the fastest healing times
  • Offer long-lasting results 

Before, During, and After My Laser ENT Treatment?

The most crucial step in your in-office treatment is your initial consultation with Dr. Schalch Lepe. During this meeting, you’ll be assessed and diagnosed, and you’ll determine for sure if laser treatment is the correct route for you. 

You’ll then set a date for your procedure.

During your in-office laser treatment, according to the requirements of your bespoke procedure, Dr. Schalch Lepe will administer a local anesthetic and perform the agreed-upon procedure. There is no particular time frame for these treatments, as each approach depends entirely on each patient.

Recovery from your laser treatment will be rapid; however, you must follow the instruction given to you post-procedure by Dr. Schalch Lepe. 

Partner with Dr. Paul Schalch Lepe for a Valam Elite Laser Treatment

Dr. Paul Schalch Lepe is an expert ENT who specializes in various conditions (chronic sinusitis, deviated septum, obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, etc.). He is committed to giving his patients the most foremost treatments on the market, including advanced laser technology. Dr. Schalch Lepe takes an in-depth, personalized approach with each patient to ensure they receive the best possible treatment for their situation.

Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Dr. Schalch Lepe has the unique perspective of having trained in multiple countries. This experience has led him to be sought out by domestic and international patients, many of whom are Mexican ex-pats living throughout San Diego County and Southern California.

portrait photo of Dr. Schalch Lepe

Better Breathing Starts Today

Specializing in the treatment of a variety of conditions (deviated septum, nasal obstruction, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, etc.),  Dr. Schalch Lepe is highly qualified and motivated to provide his patients with the best possible treatment results. Dr. Schalch Lepe takes an in-depth, personalized approach with each patient to ensure they receive the best possible treatment for their situation.

Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Dr. Schalch Lepe has the unique perspective of having trained in multiple countries. This experience has led him to be sought out by domestic and international patients, many of whom are Mexican ex-pats living throughout San Diego County and Southern California.

San Diego In-Office Laser ENT Procedures

Paul Schalch Lepe, MD, FACS, of Silenso ENT clinic in Carmel Valley, CA, is a leading specialist in treating all sleep, snoring, sinus, and breathing issues. To consult with him, don’t hesitate to call (858) 925-5800 or fill out his online form. An in-office laser procedure can be a positive life-changing event. Start your journey to a better life today.