Treating Polyps in Your Sinuses and Nasal Passages

Innovative Treatments for Polyps

Polyps are benign growths on the lining of your sinuses or nasal passages. While smaller polyps may not be apparent, larger polyps tend to cause severe obstruction. It is still unknown what causes polyps; however, they are often associated with allergies, recurring sinus infections, asthma, and sometimes cystic fibrosis. Symptoms include nasal congestion, runny nose, post-nasal drip, reduced sense of taste and smell, facial pain, mouth breathing, and snoring. Medication may be used to help control the polyps, but in some cases, surgery is necessary in order to remove them and bring the patient relief. Learn about the different treatment options available for sinus and nasal polyps with the Breathe Clear Institute. 

Treatment Options for Polyps

Dr. Davis provides patients with the relief they need through non-invasive procedures. 

Removal of Polyps

The severity of the polyps determines if the patient will undergo local anesthesia in the office or general anesthesia in a nearby operating room. With a small endoscope and a video monitor, Dr. Davis removes the polyps through the nose, using a special instrument called a shaver. After the removal, it is common for him to place a small, temporary, dissolvable implant in the nose that releases a gentle steroid to assist with the healing process. Once the polyps are removed, it is recommended that the patient engage in light physical activity for a few days if the procedure was performed in the office and a week if it was performed in an operating room. Medication may be prescribed to help with any discomfort following the procedure. The benefits of removing the polyps include relief of nasal congestion, improved sense of smell and taste, improved breathing through the nose, and reduced facial pressure. 

SINUVA Spacer Insertion

SINUVA spacer placement is a noninvasive treatment option for patients who have already had surgery to remove their polyps. Unfortunately, it is possible for polyps to grow back after undergoing a procedure. The placement of SINUVA helps to reduce the formation of polyps, reducing the need for additional surgery. The procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia. The spacer is placed gently into the nostril via a small cannula. While in the nostril, the spacer will release topical steroids over several weeks then naturally dissolve on its own. 

Contact Breathe Clear Institute

If you have been experiencing uncomfortable symptoms for quite some time, it is important to schedule an appointment with a trusted ENT doctor. The professionals at Breathe Clear specialize in the management and treatment of conditions that affect the nose. It is our priority to get to the root of the problem and provide the most ideal treatment in order to alleviate any suffering. Feel like the best version of yourself by getting in touch with the most innovative ENT clinic, doctors, and staff in the South Bay today!

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