Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Nasal Polyps Treatment
The goal of nasal polyps treatment is to reduce their size or get rid of them. Usually, medications are the first approach. Sometimes surgery is needed, but it may not provide a permanent solution because nasal polyps tend to recur.
Nasal Polyps Treatment in Burlington, VT
Nasal polyps treatment options at Fletcher Allen include:
Surgery for Nasal Polyps
The type of surgery your otolaryngologist recommends depends on the size, number and location of your nasal polyps and the level of inflammation.
- Polypectomy: This procedure can be performed when the nasal polyps are small or isolated. Polypectomy is an outpatient procedure that either sucks out or cuts and removes your nasal polyps.
- Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Medications for Nasal Polyps
It's likely your otolaryngologist will begin your nasal polyps treatment with medications.
Nasal corticosteroid sprays reduce inflammation and may shrink or completely get rid of your nasal polyps. Sometimes otolaryngologists prescribe oral corticosteroids if nasal corticosteroids aren't effective. If neither nasal nor oral corticosteroids work, the physician may recommend injecting a corticosteroid directly into your nasal polyps.
- Other medications
Treating the conditions that contribute to chronic inflammation includes taking antihistamines to treat allergies and antibiotics to treat a chronic or recurring infection.
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