Nasal polypectomy

Removal of nose polyps

Nose polyps can be removed at an HCA UK facility using a minimally invasive surgery

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Nasal polyps are swellings on the lining of the nose. They may cause a reduced sense of smell and sinus infections. Your HCA UK surgeon can remove these polyps by carrying out a nasal polypectomy, which is a minimally invasive surgery.

Need to know

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    A nasal polypectomy is a 30-minute procedure to remove small swellings, or polyps, from the lining of the nose. As it is done through the nose it doesn't require any cuts. The polyps are usually removed using small graspers, while you are under a general anaesthetic. You surgeon will pack your nose to manage any bleeding.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    Your surgeon will explain to you how you should prepare for your procedure. You will normally be asked not to eat or drink in the hours leading up to your nasal polypectomy.
  • Afterwards icon plus

    You should be able to go home the same day, but be prepared to spend a night in hospital. You should not drive after your procedure, so you will need to arrange someone to collect you from hospital. You will require at least two days off work, although most people take one week off work to recover. For the first month after the operation, you should use salt water to rinse your nose. Your consultant will tell you if you need antibiotics or other nose sprays.

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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