Nasal Polyps in Bakersfield
Nasal polyps can quickly become an obstruction in the nose, causing breathing difficulties and other symptoms. Bakersfield Sinus Center offers treatment for these and other nose-related conditions, welcoming patients from Porterville, Bakersfield, CA and neighboring cities.
What Are Nasal Polyps?
Nasal polyps are tissue growths that develop in the nostrils and throughout the nasal canal. When they grow too large, they can block air flow through the nostrils. This blockage is known as a nasal obstruction, which can cause breathing difficulties, a loss of your sense of smell, and more. Nasal polyps can become a health risk in these cases, so it is important that they are diagnosed and treated with urgency. Bakersfield Sinus Center is proud to offer treatments for nasal polyps to help patients find long-lasting relief.
How Are Nasal Polyps Diagnosed?
Nasal polyps are often quite easy to diagnose, because they are typically visible when looking inside the nostrils. Plus, their symptoms are easy to identify. If you are experiencing breathing difficulties, a loss of your sense of smell or related symptoms, you may be suffering from nasal polyps.
Common causes of nasal polyps include allergies, asthma, and any condition that causes inflammation of the nasal region. When you visit Bakersfield Sinus Center, we assess your symptoms and perform an examination to determine the cause of your nasal polyps. Once we determine the primary cause, we can recommend a treatment that will work for you.
How Are Nasal Polyps Treated?
The treatment of your nasal polyps will depend on your diagnosis.
If you are experiencing nasal polyps due to allergies, we will recommend allergy testing. This will enable us to identify the allergens that you are allergic to, and recommend an appropriate treatment. We also offer a range of allergy treatments to help patients after their allergy source is determined. Additionally, we will recommend a treatment to remove the nasal polyps.
If you are experiencing nasal polyps due to infection, inflammation or other reasons, we will recommend a treatment that will best minimize your risk of developing polyps in the future. We will also recommend polypectomy, which is a surgical procedure performed to reduce the size of and possibly remove nasal polyps that are causing your nasal obstruction.
Can Nasal Polyps Be Completely Cured?
At Bakersfield Sinus Center, our goal is to help you achieve an improved quality of life by providing long-term relief from nasal polyps. However, the cause of your nasal polyps will determine the extent and duration of the results you are able to achieve.
Our polypectomy treatment is effective in the removal of nasal polyps. Patients can expect immediate and long-lasting results after having their nasal polyps treated with polypectomy. However, if you have developed polyps due to allergies or other recurring conditions, they may develop again in the future. In the event that nasal polyps develop again, treatment will need to be repeated.
To learn more about the treatment for nasal polyps or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Vadapalli, contact us today. We are proud to serve the residents of Porterville, Bakersfield, and the neighboring areas of California.