Allergy/Immunology

Your Health. Your Hospital

The team of medical specialists at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital diagnoses and treat patients who struggle with immunodeficiency and various allergies. Our allergists and immunologists employ the latest medical tests and exams for a correct and precise diagnosis, which is followed by the most effective treatment. The patients who seek our quality medical services usually need our expertise in asthma, food and environmental allergies, rhinitis and contact dermatitis, as well as in immunodeficiency disorders and adverse drug reactions.

Boost Your Immune System

At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, we are aware that every individual experiences allergy and immunodeficiency differently.

For this reason, we offer a personalized treatment approach following a series of tests and exams the patient needs to undergo for a precise diagnosis.

The majority of allergies make people experience symptoms concerning their nose, lungs, ears, and skin.

Our allergists are also ready to provide you with the emergency treatment you need if you have anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening allergic reaction. Most allergic reactions are triggered by the following elements:

  • dust mites
  • food
  • insect venom
  • latex
  • mold
  • pet dander
  • medication
  • pollen
  • household chemicals

Because we place great emphasis on prevention, our allergists and immunologists will also give you valuable advice on how to avoid triggers and on how to treat your allergic reactions at home. A very important aspect of allergies regards the immune system. By boosting the immune system through various techniques, you will be less likely to experience another allergic reaction.

Furthermore, boosting the immune system is also essential for people who have it compromised, which is the case of cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Allergies Will Become a Distant Memory

The allergists at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital have vast knowledge and experience when it comes to diagnosing and treating allergic reactions, as they have years of practice.

As soon as you come to our hospital, our physicians will order the tests and exams you have to undergo in order to receive a correct and accurate diagnosis.

When the results come back, our allergists and immunologists will present you with all the treatment options available for your specific health issue so that you can live a life free of unpleasant symptoms.

The following are some of the most common allergic reactions our experts have to diagnose and treat on a daily basis:

  • angioedema
  • adverse drug reaction
  • allergic asthma
  • allergic rhinitis
  • atopic dermatitis
  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • chronic lung disease
  • chronic or recurrent sinusitis
  • cystic fibrosis
  • eczema
  • food allergies
  • food intolerances
  • insect hypersensitivity
  • medication allergies and intolerances
  • urticaria

Accurate Tests for Reliable Diagnoses

The allergists at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital can perform a great range of tests and diagnostic procedures that will accurately identify your allergy.

Your treatment will be individualized, as we know that every person is different and requires a unique approach.

While certain people only require one treatment, others will have to undergo a combination of two or more.

It is important to know that the team of allergists and immunologists at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital also places great emphasis on listening to the patient, which is why only after a thorough discussion with you will we decide what the most reliable test you need to undergo is.

Some of the tests used by our allergists and immunologists in diagnosing these health conditions are:

  • blood tests
  • bronchial, nasal, and conjunctival provocation tests
  • detection of mast cell-derived mediators of anaphylaxis
  • laboratory tests
  • serum allergen-specific IgE concentrations
  • skin prick testing
  • trial elimination diet
  • RAST tests (in-vitro tests for allergen-specific IgE)
  • detection of mast cell-derived mediators of anaphylaxis
  • non-specific markers of allergic inflammation

Being aware of your symptoms, as well as their frequency and intensity, is crucial in deciding what the best test is for you. Our laboratory is equipped with advanced technology that allows our allergists and immunologists to precisely identify your health issue.