What is an Endoscopic Polyp Removal?

Removal of nasal polyps used to be an extensive procedure. Now, with modern endoscopic techniques, they can be safely removed as an office procedure. In our office, under IV sedation, a small telescope is used to visualize the polyps and a special suction instrument can be used to vacuum the polyp away. This is typically done in conjunction with balloon sinuplasty and a sinus wash to clear the associated sinus infection.  In most cases the polyps will not return if we are successful in also clearing the sinus infection and managing any allergies. In some more rare conditions the polyps tend to recur and may need regular removal over time. Fortunately this removal each time involves minimal discomfort and fast recovery.