While nasal polyp surgery is an escalation of treatment beyond corticosteroid nasal sprays, the procedure normally takes place in an ambulatory surgery center and the patient goes home the same day, according to WebMD. A small nasal telescope is used to perform the endoscopic procedure and preserve normal tissue.
Nasal polyp surgery is typically recommended when polyps become large enough to obstruct normal breathing and contribute to sinus infections. The potential health benefits typically outweigh the risks of surgery. Most patients experience major improvement in their sinus health within 18 months after surgery, though people with asthma may not benefit as much, reports WebMD.