Nasal Polyposis Treatment
Nasal polyps are painless, soft, and fleshy growths in the nasal passage lining and paranasal sinuses. Paranasal sinuses are the four air-filled spaces around the nasal cavity. Nasal polyps are non-cancerous and can vary in size. The color can range from pink to yellowish-brown, while they resemble a teardrop in shape.
If they grow unchecked, they may look like a bunch of grapes. Nasal polyps can develop in either nostril or in both nostrils simultaneously.
Risk factors for nasal polyposis include allergies, sensitivity to aspirin, genetics, and age (middle aged and younger adults are prone to nasal polyps).
What are the symptoms?
Although small nasal polyps may not cause any symptoms, larger ones or multiple polyps can cause a range of symptoms, including:
- Runny nose that can be chronic
- Persistent blocked or stuffy nose
- Postnasal drip
- Impaired sense of smell and taste
- Headache and facial pain
- Itchiness in the eyes
- Difficulty in breathing
How are nasal polyps treated?
At our advanced ENT clinic, the top-rated otolaryngologist, Dr. Aminpour uses cutting-edge technology to provide optimal relief to patients suffering from nasal polyps. One of his key specializations is with Sinuva Sinus Implant, which is a non-surgical treatment option for nasal polyps.
Dr. Aminpour begins the treatment with a detailed evaluation of your symptoms and conducts a thorough physical examination. Diagnostic tests such as nasal endoscopy, CT scan, allergy tests may be performed to confirm nasal polyposis and their root cause.
The Sinuva implant releases steroids that are anti-inflammatory medications into the sinus for a period of 90 days. Sinuva also opens up the sinus cavities that helps improve breathing. The combined anti-inflammatory effect of steroids with the implant widening action shrinks nasal polyps and provides optimal relief from symptoms without surgery.
The implant procedure takes between 30 and 40 minutes to complete, where about 20 minutes are required for the anesthetic to numb the nose, while the device insertion takes just 10 minutes.
Who is a candidate for Sinuva?
Sinuva is the right treatment option for you if you are more than 18 years of age, have recurrent nasal polyps after their surgical removal, and suffer from obstructed breathing.
The leading Los Angeles ENT specialist, Dr. Aminpour, will advise you on candidacy if you experience allergies or sensitivities to steroids or steroid-based medications.
What will it be like after treatment?
Sinuva releases steroids over a 90-day period resulting in:
- Reduced nasal obstructions
- Improved sense of smell
- Sustained relief from sinus or nasal congestion
- Improved breathing
Why choose Dr. Aminpour?
Dr. Aminpour is the preferred ear nose and throat (ENT)specialist in Los Angeles who specializes in cutting edge, non-invasive treatments for nasal polyps.
While he keeps abreast of the latest developments and innovations in the medical field, he focuses on offering holistic treatments that go beyond just treating symptoms.
A friendly and welcoming atmosphere at his clinic adds to your comfort level.
Contact us today for the best non-surgical treatment options for nasal polyps in Los Angeles.