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Doctor insights on: Balloon Surgery For Deviated Septum

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Deviated Nasal Septum (Definition)

A deviated nasal septum is a clinical finding in which the middle hard part of the nose is not centrally located but instead has shifted to one side of the face, typically ...Read more


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What are complications of surgery for deviated septum?

What are complications of surgery for deviated septum?

Risks of septoplasty: with any procedure there is the risk of bleeding or infection. With septal surgery, risks include septal perforation, saddle nose deformity, CSF leak and even the need for revision surgery. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Could you explain what slight thickening in ethmoid sinuses is is it serious should I have my ENT dr look at it i had surgery for deviated septum ?

Could you explain what slight thickening in ethmoid sinuses is is it serious should I have my ENT dr look at it i had surgery for deviated septum ?

Check with ENT: The thickening in the ethmoids is likely not serious but indicates inflammation if the lining of the ethmoid sinus (the sinuses between your eyes). This may present with symptoms of congestion and facial pressure or headache. Better off seeing your ENT to further evaluate and treat symptoms you may have. ...Read more

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What to do if I have surgery for a deviated septum?

What to do if I have surgery for a deviated septum?

Septoplasty: Follow your surgeon's postop instructions to optimize your results. ...Read more

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Is surgery on your deviated septum always effective?

Is surgery on your deviated septum always effective?

Not necessarily: The results from surgery depend on proper diagnosis of your problem, good surgical skills, and proper healing. These three things are not completely under the control of you or your surgeon. Selecting a surgeon with a excellent reputation would be a good start. Ask other physicians who they would have treat them, slick web sites or ads are not the best way to select your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is the deviated septum surgery effective?

Is the deviated septum surgery effective?

Short and effective: Septoplasty is an effective operation for improving the breathing in people who have a crooked septum (the wall which divides the nose in half). It can be combined with other procedures like turbinoplasty, rhinoplasty, or sinus surgery depending on other problems. It is usually performed as an outpatient. Recovery is typically mild for my patients as I do not use nasal packing postoperatively. ...Read more

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Why do people have a deviated septum surgery?

Why do people have a deviated septum surgery?

Deviated septum: A deviates septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What happens during a deviated septum surgery?

What happens during a deviated septum surgery?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is a common issue. It can be corrected through septoplasty and brought back to the midline by techniques to remove deviated cartilage. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from deviated septum surgery?

How long is recovery from deviated septum surgery?

3 weeks: Since septum-only surgery is inside the nose, the mucous membranes heal quickly, and without bruising or outward sign of surgery. But you may have packs for a few days, internal splints for 2-3 weeks, and cannot blow your nose or exert yourself for at least 3 weeks, so that is what i would plan as far as "return to normal." but you could be back to non-strenuous job in a couple of days! ...Read more

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