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Nasal polyp removal

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: If you have a nasal polyp on one side - yes it should be removed to make sure it is nothing more serious. Polyps almost always affect both nasal/sinus ... Read More
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Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Not always: If nasal polyps are small, do not cause significant symptoms and do not invade local structures, like the eye socket and area around the brain then th ... Read More
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Even though nasal polyposis is almost always a benign inflammation arising from the lateral wall of the nose, the need for surgery depends on your qua ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Variety of methods: Each rhinologist uses their own technique. This may vary from the use of forceps, rotatory instruments, rarely laser, and finally snares. The techniq ... Read More
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually out: I failed to answer you last question. Obviously, you have to ask your surgeon. I feel that it is much easier to remove massive nasal polyposis under ... Read More
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Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Endoscopic surgery: Nasal polyps are usually removed endoscopicly with you asleep. Singular or small ones may be removed in an ENT doctor's office while you are awake.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chastain
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Polypectomy: Nasal polyps are benign growths that form in response to chronic inflammation. They cause nasal airflow blockage, congestion, etc. And are associated ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: If the polyps are small and not blocking breathing, medical therapy with oral steroids or topical steroids may be sufficient. Major sinus surgery alw ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Endoscopic surgery: This is usally an out-patient surgery done using endoscopes. Many times image guided surgery (gps for the sinuses) is used to prevent complications.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not usually painful: Nasal polyp surgery today is either performed with an endoscope or a microscope. Depending on the surgeon's experience and training, almost all the n ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
No they don't: You'll have some swelling and tenderness inside your nose after the surgery, but this is normal. It can take several weeks for you to fully recover.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Many available: Many otolaryngologist in group or solo practice or affiliated with a hospital have a wealth of experience in nasal polypectomy, endoscopic sinus surge ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: not an issue: should help with OSA.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Consult first: Get a consult with a sleep specialist. Polyp removal may not relieve symptoms of Sleep Apnoea. If over weight start measures to reduce .Refer drhoff ... Read More

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