Nasal polyps and their corresponding symptoms are commonly treated with topical or oral steroidal medications, polyp removal (polypectomy), and in more severe cases, with endoscopic sinus surgery. Removing nasal polyps is the most direct way to address the condition, without the side effects that many medications may have. Polyp removal may also be part of a combination of treatments used to both provide immediate relief, and prevent polyp recurrence. Nasal polyp removal is often performed during routine office visits. However, if you are taking any blood thinning medications, please notify your doctor beforehand.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
Polyp removal is relatively quick, typically taking between five and twenty minutes, and may even be performed as part of a routine office exam.
How Long Does It Take to Recover After an In-Office Polyp Removal?
Your doctor may apply a bit of cotton in your nose for a few minutes after removing the polyps, but otherwise, as there is no general anesthetic, you’re generally free to resume your day without restrictions after polyp removal.
Is In-Office Polyp Removal Covered by My Insurance?
Yes, nasal polyp removal (polypectomy) is a standard procedure that is covered by virtually all health insurance plans. Consult your physician or insurer for more details about your coverage.
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