Nasal Polyps are common, non-cancerous growths that can form in the nose and sinuses. They typically have the appearance of a peeled grape. There are many potential causes; commonly they are genetic and are linked to allergies, asthma, aspirin sensitivity, sinus infections and cystic fibrosis. Common presenting symptoms include: nasal obstruction, decreased sense of smell or taste, post-nasal drip, and, less commonly, facial pain and pressure.
The diagnosis of nasal polyps is made based upon patient history and a through physical examination that includes nasal endoscopy. A CT Scan of sinuses will help determine the full extent and origin of the polyps.
Treatment involves a combination of surgical removal and medical therapies that can be topical, oral or injectable. New treatment options have allowed us to better manage this condition and underlying causes. We specialize in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, along with newer medical approaches to control this challenging condition.
These newer treatments may include dissolvable and/or removable implants designed to deliver medication directly to the sinuses, while helping to maintain sinus openings. An implant may be inserted into the nasal cavity as part of surgery, or during an in-office visit without surgery. If you suffer recurring nasal polyps and surgery has not produced the results you need, contact our office today to learn if an implant is the right treatment for your sinus problems.