How do they remove polyps from the nose?
Surgery for the removal of a nasal polyp is called a nasal polypectomy. It is done when conservative treatment, such as steroids, does not provide relief. Nasal polyp removal is generally done by using a thin, long, and a flexible instrument called an endoscope (endoscopic surgery). The surgery is often done as an outpatient procedure. It removes the polyps and corrects problems with the sinuses, which make individuals vulnerable to inflammation and the development of polyps.
Endoscopic polyp removal surgery involves the insertion of the endoscope through the nostril into the sinus cavity. The endoscope also carries tiny instruments for polyp removal.
Corrections are done for the removal of other substances blocking fluid flow from the sinuses.
The sinus openings between the sinuses and nasal passages may also be enlarged to facilitate drainage.
Your doctor may prescribe steroid nasal spray to help manage symptoms and prevent the recurrence of nasal polyps.
Saltwater or saline rinse may be prescribed to promote healing after surgery.