Nasal Polyp Surgery

Treating Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps can be difficult to get rid of permanently, but steroid medication can often help shrink them, and surgery can be carried out to remove them if medication doesn’t help.

Dr. Bublik may initially prescribe nose drops or a nasal spray that contains steroid medicine (corticosteroids). These can reduce inflammation in your nose and help shrink your polyps.

Common Side Effects

  • irritation of the inside of the nose
  • sore throat
  • nosebleeds

If your symptoms improve while taking the drops, long-term treatment with a steroid nasal spray will usually be recommended to reduce the chances of the polyps returning quickly.

Speak Dr. Bublik if your symptoms don’t improve while using a steroid spray or nose drops. You may require additional treatment with steroid tablets.

Nasal Polyp Surgery

A procedure to remove nasal polyps may be recommended if steroid medication doesn’t help or your polyps are particularly large.

The procedure to remove nasal polyps is called functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). It’s carried out either under general anesthesia or awake minimally invasively in the office.

Dr. Bublik will pass an endoscope (a tube with a video camera at one end) into your nostrils to allow them to see inside your nose and sinuses and be able to visualize the sinus and remove them with small microscopic instruments in a painless fashion.



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