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Remove Nasal Polyps
& Breathe Freely

Nasal polyp surgery alleviates symptoms caused by nasal polyps, which are noncancerous growths that develop in the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses. These growths can obstruct airflow, leading to persistent nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, reduced sense of smell, and recurrent sinus infections. During the procedure, your surgeon will use endoscopic techniques, guiding small instruments through your nostrils to access and remove the polyps.

This minimally invasive approach often results in faster recovery times and less discomfort compared to traditional surgery. By removing the nasal polyps, the surgery aims to improve airflow, restore your sense of smell, and alleviate associated symptoms. If you’re experiencing chronic sinus issues or suspect nasal polyps, discussing your concerns with Dr. Sansoni can provide valuable insights on the most appropriate treatment options.

Nasal Polyp Surgery Treats:

  • Chronic nasal congestion
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Reduced sense of smell
  • Recurrent sinus infections
  • Facial pressure or pain
  • Snoring or sleep disturbances
  • Chronic sinus headaches

Advantages of Nasal Polyp Surgery:

  • Improved nasal airflow and breathing
  • Restored sense of smell
  • Reduced nasal congestion
  • Decreased frequency of sinus infections
  • Relief from facial pressure or pain
  • Minimally invasive procedure with faster recovery compared to traditional surgery
  • Reduction in the need for medications such as nasal steroids or antibiotics
  • Prevention of complications associated with untreated nasal polyps, such as sinusitis

Nasal Polyp Surgery FAQs

What are nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps are noncancerous growths that develop in the lining of the nasal passages or sinuses. These soft swellings can vary in size and may occur singly or in clusters. They often result from chronic inflammation due to conditions like allergies or recurring sinus infections.

Is nasal polyp surgery the only treatment option?

No. Surgery is typically considered when conservative treatments fail to adequately manage symptoms. Dr. Sansoni will assess your condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan, which may include medications or nasal irrigation, before considering surgery.

What does nasal polyp surgery involve?

Nasal polyp surgery, also known as endoscopic sinus surgery, is a minimally invasive procedure performed under general anesthesia. Using an endoscope and small instruments, Dr. Sansoni accesses the nasal passages through the nostrils, removes the polyps, and may also address any underlying sinus issues contributing to your symptoms.

What can I expect during the recovery period?

In the days following surgery, you may experience mild discomfort, nasal congestion, or minor bleeding. Dr. Sansoni will provide postoperative instructions and may prescribe medications to manage pain and prevent infection. Most patients can resume normal activities within a week, although strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for a few weeks.

Are there any risks or complications associated with nasal polyp surgery?

Like any surgery, nasal polyp surgery carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, changes in the sense of smell, and recurrence of polyps. However, these complications are rare, and Dr. Sansoni takes precautions to minimize risk and optimize outcomes. It’s essential to follow postoperative care instructions carefully to ensure optimal results.

Will I need additional treatments or follow-up appointments after surgery?

Follow-up care is crucial to ensure the success of your surgery and monitor for any signs of recurrence or complications. Dr. Sansoni will schedule regular appointments to assess your healing, remove nasal packing if used, and adjust your treatment plan as needed. Depending on your individual circumstances, additional treatments such as nasal irrigation or allergy management may be recommended to maintain long-term sinus health.

How soon can I expect relief from my symptoms after nasal polyp surgery?

Many patients experience significant improvement in their symptoms shortly after surgery. However, full recovery may take several weeks as the swelling subsides.

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Alaska Facial Plastic Surgery and ENT is dedicated to providing exceptional care for patients with nasal polyps. Led by Dr. Sansoni, the sole fellowship-trained sinus surgeon in Alaska, our team is committed to delivering outstanding outcomes. We prioritize individualized care and strive to exceed expectations for every patient. From thorough evaluations to personalized treatment plans, we go the extra mile to ensure your comfort. Take the first step towards improved sinus health by scheduling a consultation for nasal polyp surgery.

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