Nasal Polyps in Long Island, NY
A runny nose, headaches, and congestion may be caused by nasal polyps, benign growths that develop inside the nasal cavity. Eunice E. Park, MD, who is dual board-certified in facial plastic surgery and ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology), offers nasal polyps diagnostic and treatment services for the residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York.
What are Nasal Polyps?
Nasal polyps are benign growths that develop inside the nasal cavity of your nose. Smaller polyps may not be problematic, and many people never know that they even have polyps. Larger polyps, though, may interfere with breathing and nasal function. You may have problems breathing or with taste and smell. Nasal polyps may develop because of certain medications, chronic inflammation, and infections or medical conditions, such as asthma.
Benefits of Treatment for Nasal Polyps
The goal of treatment for nasal polyps is to control the size of the polyps and manage your symptoms. Without treatment, you may develop:
- Flare-ups of your asthma
- Sleep apnea
- Frequent sinus infections
What are the Common Symptoms of Nasal Polyps?
Signs that may indicate nasal polyps are:
- Diminished sense of smell and/or taste
- Sinus pressure in the face and/or forehead
- Postnasal drip
- Runny nose
- Pain in the upper teeth
Certain risk factors increase your chances of developing nasal polyps, such as:
- Certain medical conditions
- Allergic fungal sinusitis
- A sensitivity to aspirin
- Family history of nasal polyps
How are Nasal Polyps Diagnosed and Treated?
If you experience congestion for more than 12 weeks, Dr. Park may evaluate you for nasal polyps. She may recommend X-rays or an endoscopic examination.
Medications may be prescribed to shrink the size of your polyps, such as:
More advanced cases of nasal polyps may require surgery to remove the growths. The procedure is most often performed with an endoscope to reduce tissue trauma and recovery.
How Much Does Treatment for Nasal Polyps Cost in Long Island, NY?
The diagnosis and treatment of nasal polyps may be covered by your medical insurance. We will verify your coverage after the consultation with Dr. Park, but you may incur additional charges. For your out-of-pocket portion of the cost, we accept payment by cash, check and major credit card. You can complete the application online and may be approved before your consultation.
If you have the symptoms of nasal polyps or other ENT conditions, contact us today to schedule a personal consultation. Dr. Eunice E. Park offers nasal polyp treatment for the residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York.