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Dr. David Sherris
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Nasal Polyp Removal (Overview)

Nasal polyps are benign growths that form in response to chronic inflammation. They cause nasal airflow blockage, congestion, etc. And are associated with chronic sinus infection. Polyps are removed through the nose, under endoscopic camera guidance, with fine-tipped steel instruments or tissue shaver, usually along with opening of the sinus passages ("functional endoscopic sinus surgery" (fess).


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Nasal polyp removal absolutely necessary?

Nasal polyp removal absolutely necessary?

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 cavities. If it is seen on only one side - it should be biopsied (or removed). Polyps do not "need to be removed." indications for removal would be 1) if having surgery for chronic sinusitis 2) breathing difficulty 3) trouble smelling. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sherris
43 Doctors shared insights

Nasal Polyp Removal (Overview)

Nasal polyps are benign growths that form in response to chronic inflammation. They cause nasal airflow blockage, congestion, etc. And are associated with chronic sinus infection. Polyps are removed through the nose, under endoscopic camera guidance, with fine-tipped steel instruments or tissue shaver, usually along with opening of the sinus passages ("functional endoscopic sinus surgery" (fess).


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How do they do nasal polyp removal? Are you out?

How do they do nasal polyp removal? Are you out?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nasal polyp removal?

What is the definition or description of: nasal polyp removal?

Polypectomy: Nasal polyps are benign growths that form in response to chronic inflammation. They cause nasal airflow blockage, congestion, etc. And are associated with chronic sinus infection. Polyps are removed through the nose, under endoscopic camera guidance, with fine-tipped steel instruments or tissue shaver, usually along with opening of the sinus passages ("functional endoscopic sinus surgery" (fess). ...Read more

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Nasal polyp removal absolutely necessary or can one wait (for how long)?

Nasal polyp removal absolutely necessary or can one wait (for how long)?

Sleep apnea too?: In addition to what dr. Bernstein joel answered: do you have any signs or symptoms associated with sleep apnea? If so, some cases have been cured or relieved by the removal of nasal polyps. A careful ENT exam can help reveal whether or not it causes obstruction, and whether it should be removed for this reason. ...Read more

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What's invovled with nasal polyp removal surgery?

What's invovled with nasal polyp removal 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. ...Read more

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Nasal polyp removal surgery - is it an easy or painful procedure?

Nasal polyp removal surgery - is it an easy or painful procedure?

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 nasal and sinus inflammation can be removed. However, you should know that this is a genetic disease and recurrences are common. The nose is frequently packed for a few days. Pain is moderate but pressure in the face may be significant. ...Read more

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Best hospital or clinic for nasal polyp removal?

Many available: Many otolaryngologist in group or solo practice or affiliated with a hospital have a wealth of experience in nasal polypectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery with or without sinuplasty. Consult with otolaryngologists in your area so you can discuss your treatment. Go with who you are must comfortable with. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a septoplasty and nose polyp removal. I don't seem to feel any benefits. Is this typical? I honestly feel worse now than before.

I had a septoplasty and nose polyp removal. I don't seem to feel any benefits. Is this typical? I honestly feel worse now than before.

See your specialist: Make sure you are doing everything your doctor told you to do. Make an appointment with the surgeon to discuss your symptoms and to get an exam. You may have some swelling in there. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens if a nasal polyp grows back in two weeks?

Please explain what happens if a nasal polyp grows back in two weeks?

Inflammation: Nasal polyps are thought to be due to inflammation in the area, whether from infection, allergy or other causes. It is like a scar or callus in a sense, although the structure is quite different. Polyps tend to reoccur and may require additional surgery or topical and oral steroids. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyp enlarge the nose?

Can nasal polyp enlarge the nose?

Very unlikely.: The treatement can be nasal steroids to help reduce the size. Allergy treatment can help with preventing recurrence. Decongestants will help with swelling. Nasal surgery may be required. Nasal enlargement is not likely. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for ethnoidal nasal polyp?

Depends on size: Large nasal polyps are generally surgically removed by ENT surgeons. Sometimes small nasal polyps are treated with topical nasal steroid sprays. Nasal polyps are associated with poor sense of smell, recurrent sinus infections and aspirin allergy in adults. ...Read more

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Which antibioticsare used for nasal polyp treatment?

Which antibioticsare used for nasal polyp treatment?

None unless: Complicated by an infection. These are best treated by inhaled corticosteroids or surgical polypectomy by ENT when unresponsive to medical treatment. Certain allergens and medications can aggravate these and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Help docs, is horseradish root good for nasal polyp?

No: Horse radish will not have any effect upon a benign inflammatory growth originating in the lateral wall of the nose. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a nasal polyp, any home treatments?

What to do if I have a nasal polyp, any home treatments?

Little help: The treatement can be nasal steroids to help reduce the size. Allergy treatment can help with preventing recurrence. Decongestants will help with swelling. Nasal surgery may be required. Nasal enlargement is not likely. One issue is not to be come hooked on nasal decongestants. ...Read more

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I am suffering form asthma and nasal polyp? What shouldi do?

Samter's triad?: Nasal polyps and asthma are 2 parts of a clinical triad known as samter's triad or aerd. The 3rd part is Aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) sensitivity. Some people exhibit nasal polyps and asthma symptoms well before developing NSAID sensitivity. It would be best to discuss this constellation of symptoms with a board certified allergist as treatment options may be available. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is horseradish root with honey for nasal polyp?

Can you tell me is horseradish root with honey for nasal polyp?

NO: Use the horseradish on your food and honey on your toast. Do not use this up your nose. See your ent specialist. If you use horseradish in your nose you will have a severe burning sensation. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best treatment for ethnoidal nasal polyp?

Please help! What is the best treatment for ethnoidal nasal polyp?

Steroids: If asymptomatic, try both topical and oral steroids. If no improvement and you are symptomatic with pain, pressure, excessive drainage, consider surgery by a well trained ENT doctor. ...Read more

Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Polyp Removal (Definition)

In the colon, a polyp is cut off or removed during a special exam called a colonoscopy, for a sample for biopsy to look for cancer, and to remove it in case it is cancer. Cutting it off also reduces ...Read more