Can balloon surgery be performed for nasal polyps?

Not to cure them. Balloon sinuplasty is a nice way of opening blocked sinuses. Polyp disease is not an issue of blocked sinuses the way pain or recurrent infection might be. Polyps are from nasal and sinus inflammation. The balloon procedure won't stop your particular nose from being inflamed. Removing the polyps and opening the sinuses combined with medication, oral and intranasal, long term is the best treatment.
Unlikely. I do not perform balloon surgery so my opinion is guarded. But I have done many hundreds of sinus surgeries for nasal polyposis. The balloon is used to enlarge the various openings of the sinuses to increase ventilation and drainage. The polyp is a mass of inflammatory tissue and I doubt that the balloon would have any effect on their removal.
No. Balloon sinuplasty is indicated for recurrent/chronic sinusitis. It is not indicated for polyps. In fact in the setting of polyps, balloon sinuplasty is relatively contraindicated.
Sadly no. Polyps can sometimes be treated with steroids, be they inhaled or orally taken or injected. Sinuplasty opens up sinuses but don't change polyps. Individuals with polyps should consider seeing an allergist to see what they are allergy to, as often controlling allergies will lessen polyps, or at least the recurrence of polyps if surgery has been performed.

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Is there any way to cure ethnoidal nasal polyps other than surgery?

Polyps. depending on the extent of the polyps, some medical treatments may work. Such as sterodi saline sinus rinses, anti inflammatory medications, etc. if you have nasal allergies, it may be worth it for you to consult one and treat them as it amy diminsih their recurrence. Read more...
Agree. with Dr Mumneh, will add that leukotriene modifying agents are particularly effective. In certain cases, "aspirin desensitization" therapy works wonders. Before using the intranasal steroids, sometimes oral/systemic steroids are given to get more immediate control. Note also the polyps typically recur after surgical removal (unless medically treated) Read more...

Is it safe to remove nasal polyps both sides through endoscopy surgery?

Yes. Yes, assuming you understand risks and benefits of surgery. Begin discussion with your ent. Read more...
Yes. A well trained ENT doctor, with a thorough knowledge of the 3-dimentional anatomy of the paranasal sinuses,should be able to remove your polyps with endoscopic control. Remember, the surgeons MUST explain the potential risks associated with this surgery. Read more...

Can I treat nasal polyps without 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 spray to diminish recurrence. This does not work with everyone, in which case surgery may be needed. Even then, i tell patients to think of surgery as a "haircut, " since polyps have a tendency to recur. www.mainlineent.com. Read more...
Nasal polyps. Some patients are very successful ny using steroid nasal sprays or sinus rinses. There is a higher risk of absorption into the body with placing steroids into the rinses. Another help would be getting an allergy test and avoiding triggers or getting an allergy shot. But if you are still obstructed, surgery is an outstanding way to relieve the obstruction. Read more...

Will surgery for nasal polyps make my nose look smaller?

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 your nose. Read more...
Absolutely not. Endoscopic or micrsoscopic endo-nasal sinus surgery for nasal polyps can not alter the cosmetic appearance of your nose. Read more...

Why do my nasal polyps recur again and again after fess surgery?

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 have had an allergic work up. Read more...

Can you tell me about nasal polyps -why the polyps recur again and again after fess surgery?

Caused by allergy. While FESS removes the polyps it does not fix the underlying cause of the polyps which in most cases is allergic rhinitis. You have to get rid of the allergies or at least get them controlled before the polyps will stop forming. Best short term therapy is a intranasal steroid spray like Flonase, Nasonex, (mometasone) or a similar one. Best long term treatment is allergy immunotherapy. See an allergist. Read more...

My dad is having nasal polyps from a long time. He is afraid of surgery. Is there is anyway to cure it without surgery?

No. There is no medicine that makes the polyps go away. They have to be removed. Also, they can grow back over time. Usually, the procedure is straightforward and quite safe. He will likely feel much better when his nasal breathing improves and his number of sinus infections decreases. Good luck! Read more...