Nasal polyps are growths of tissue inside the nose. Typically, they cause severe congestion and are a nasal obstruction, making it extremely difficult for patients to breathe through their nose. Additionally, they can also cause a loss of smell and taste in some patients. Nasal polyps can cause severe sinus infections and nosebleeds. Sometimes polyps are mistaken for tumors, which is why it is important to consult with a board certified rhinologist at My Houston Surgeons for an accurate diagnosis.
What Are Nasal Polyps?
Nasal polyps are non-cancerous inflammatory tissue growths that form inside the nose usually as a result of allergies, sinusitis, or aspirin sensitivity. They can occur at any point in one’s life but generally require a trigger like allergies or a sinus infection to really become problematic. If the nasal polyps become large enough a person might experience uncomfortable symptoms such as:
Why Choose Us?
At My Houston Surgeons, we are able to treat a variety of sinus problems. We can prescribe the right course of action and follow through with state of the art treatment plans for each person. Our office has the most current CT Scanning, cutting edge technology allowing for minimally-invasive, in-office procedures, as well as nationally recognized luxury recovery suites. Plus we have highly-trained, board-certified sinus surgeons to care for you every step of the way.
If nasal polyp symptoms are present it is always essential to consult a Rhinologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. In some cases, oral steroids may be necessary to treat the problem especially if this has not already been done. A CT scan (x-ray) of your sinuses and nasal endoscopy (looking inside the nose with a small camera) may be necessary to better assess the problem if it persists despite aggressive oral steroid treatment.
Oral steroids often provide a temporary reduction in the size of nasal polyps but they will grow back if not surgically removed. Nasal polyps often occur in conjunction with sinus infections and allergies. If the nasal polyps are resistant to oral steroidtreatment, then a procedure may be required to remove the polyps. There are multiple different procedure options but most require nasal polyp removal in conjunction with endoscopic sinus surgery. Just removing the polyps without opening the sinuses will always result in quick polyp regrowth.
The most important aspect of nasal polyp treatment is complete polyp removal and creation of widely patent sinus openings. We then use the revolutionary technology of Propel steroid releasing implants that produce steroid locally inside the nose to prevent polyp recurrence, and keep you off of excessive oral steroids.
Quality Patient Care
My Houston Surgeons has a number of fellowship trained sinus specialists in their team, ready to treat conditions like sinusitis with the skill and finesse required. Our team is highly trained in a wide variety surgical treatments concerning sinus and nasal disorders, so you can rest assured that your treatment for Chronic Sinusitis will be the one best suited for your health and full recovery.
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