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laser surgery for nasal polyps

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Depends on how extensive the procedure and who is doing it. In my patients they have sponge in their nose overnight. That sponge is removed the next m ... Read More
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Weeks: Most people who have extensive polyp removal take 5-7 days off work, and avoid strenuous activity for 2 weeks.
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not likely : Only if the polyps are so big they are in your nostrils bulging them outward. Otherwise there will be no change in the bony or cartilaginous parts of ... Read More
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Absolutely not: Endoscopic or micrsoscopic endo-nasal sinus surgery for nasal polyps can not alter the cosmetic appearance of your nose.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Steroids: Systemic or topical nasal steroids, or surgery.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Polyps: depending on the extent of the polyps, some medical treatments may work. Such as sterodi saline sinus rinses, anti inflammatory medications, etc. if y ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Balloon sinuplasty is indicated for recurrent/chronic sinusitis. It is not indicated for polyps. In fact in the setting of polyps, balloon sinuplasty ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Yes, assuming you understand risks and benefits of surgery. Begin discussion with your ent.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depending on severit: If the polyps are very severe surgery may be the best option. Nasal steroid sprays may also be helpful if the polyps are not too severe. Oral steroid ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
24 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Nasal polyps: Sometimes. I have often had success avoiding surgery by treating polyps with short periods of steroids, then placing patients on a steroid nasal spra ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Polyps: Great question. Depends on many factors including the extent of the surgery, allergic factors, postop sinus care and frequency of colds. Make sure you ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Although polyps do tend to recur, if one maintains proper follow up and maintains a constant application of nasal steroid spray and other medical trea ... Read More
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