Up to 12 million people in the US alone have nasal polyps. Nasal polyps are relatively common growths in the lining of the nose. They can block nasal passages, preventing normal sinus drainage and leading to difficulties breathing, smelling, and sleeping.
Their exact cause is unknown, but they result from inflammation and are often associated with infection, asthma, allergies, aspirin sensitivity, and immune disorders.
Watch Dr. Jivianne Lee, Associate Professor, UCLA Department of Head & Neck Surgery, perform the PolypVac procedure.
Dr. Lee is not a paid consultant and does not have any financial relationship with Laurimed.
The PolypVac is an FDA-cleared, safe, clinically proven technology that allows doctors to remove nasal polyps during either a routine visit or a conveniently scheduled office appointment, without general anesthesia.
Directly removing nasal polyps can restore airflow through the nasal passages and immediately improve the symptoms associated with nasal blockage, including difficulties breathing, smelling, and sleeping.
After removal, PolypVac leaves greater access for medicated sprays and rinses later, keeping symptoms at bay while minimizing polyp recurrence.
How It Works
Visit Your Doctor
Polyp removal with PolypVac is often performed during routine office or clinic visits, as soon as the need for polyp removal is identified.
Numb Your Nose
Polyps aren’t sensitive, and removing them is relatively painless. The doctor will typically spray anesthetic and/or decongestant to open the nasal passages.
Remove Your Polyps
The doctor uses an “endoscope” camera to see the polyps, then removes them with PolypVac.
You’re Good to Go!
The procedure is often completed within several minutes. Once it is completed, the patient is typically able to leave the office or clinic right away.
I just had my sinus polyps removed and I can’t believe how easy it was...I just had it done ten minutes ago and I’m about to drive home...This is definitely the route I will go when and if the polyps return.Kadie
Ready, set, breathe.
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