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Are there non surgical methods to fixing a deviated septum?

Are there non surgical methods to fixing a deviated septum?

No: You need to see a plastic surgeon and there's no non-surgical interventions. .. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Deviated Nasal Septum (Definition)

A nasal septum that is not straight. One that bends and can ...Read more


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A deviated septum constricts my breathing. Are there any worthwhile non-surgical options?

A deviated septum constricts my breathing. Are there any worthwhile non-surgical options?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum can be corrected surgically to bring the septum to the midline. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. Surgery is the only treatment. ...Read more

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Are there non-surgical procedures to fix my deviated nasal septum?

Are there non-surgical procedures to fix my deviated nasal septum?

No: You have a mechanical [as opposed to physiologic] obstruction. This is correctable only with surgery. ...Read more

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I have a deviated septum and cannot afford a surgery. How else can I cure it?

I have a deviated septum and cannot afford a surgery. How else can I cure it?

Septal deviation: Surgery is the only treatment. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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My CT scan showed sphenoid and ethmoid chronic sinus disease. As well as a deviated septum with spurring. Will I need surgery to cure this?

My CT scan showed sphenoid and ethmoid chronic sinus disease. As well as a deviated septum with spurring. Will I need surgery to cure this?

Perhaps: If the sinusitis failed to clear after a 3-week course of abx and at least a week of oral steroid, surgery may be the only option especially when obstruction of drainage is noted. ...Read more

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Does surgery alter turbinates when fixing cysts/polyps and deviated septum or is that a completely different condition and treatment?

Does surgery alter turbinates when fixing cysts/polyps and deviated septum or is that a completely different condition and treatment?

Deviated septum/turb: They are all separate issues. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Does surgery mess with turbinates when fixing cysts/polyps and deviated septum or is that a completely different condition and treatment?

Mess?: Treating the turbinates is a different procedure from removing polyps or correcting a deviated septum. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...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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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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How would manage a deviated septum on a surgical basis?

Get examined first: The management depends on the diagnosis and severity and extent of the deviation. Typically the nose is decingestednforn an exam followed by inspection. Additional evaluation may include rhinoscopy or diagnostic imaging. Once anatomy of the deviation is defined, a treatment plan can be discussed and devised. ...Read more

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What are the risks of deviated septum surgery?

What are the risks of deviated septum surgery?

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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Which type of surgery is done for deviated nasal septum?

Which type of surgery is done for deviated nasal septum?

Septoplasty: The operation to correct a deviated- or crooked- nasal septum is called a septoplasty. The operation is done from inside the nose and should help improve the breathing space inside the nose. If the outside of the nose is also crooked, you may also need a rhinoplasty operation to straighten the outside of the nose. This would be called a septorhinoplasty. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of deviated septum surgery?

What are the long term effects of deviated septum surgery?

Better breathing: Deviated septum surgery is done to improve nasal airway by straightening the bone and cartilage. Long term problems are rare. Sometimes there can be some bleeding early on. There are rare problems such as a perforation in the septum or infection. ...Read more

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How soon can someone use a cpap after a deviated septum surgery?

How soon can someone use a cpap after a deviated septum surgery?

Septoplasty/cpap: If you have OSAS you should continue on CPAP even the night of surgery. ...Read more

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What type of surgery is recommended for a deviated nasal septum?

Septoplasty: A deviated nasal septum is corrected by
a procedure called a septoplasty. If the septum is obstructing your breathing then your insurance will most likely pay for it. The surgery takes about an hour and there is usually very little bruising on the outside fo the nose. It will not usually change the cosmetic appearance of the nose. ...Read more

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What are some side effects after having deviated septum surgery?

There are a number: Every procedure has side effects and complications. You must understand these and discuss them with your doctor. Complications include perforated septum, worse breathing, and pain among other things. It can be very effective for the right patient. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I fix deviated nasal septum without surgery?

Please tell me, could I fix deviated nasal septum without surgery?

Deviated Septum: If you do have symptoms as the result of deviated septum, can have medical treatment which may improve your symptoms but to fix the deviated septum, you will need surgery. ...Read more

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How would a doctor know if I need surgery for my deviated septum?

By examination: Usually a good examination is all that is needed. Because nasal obstruction can be caused by many factors, it is important to determine whether the septal deviation is the only cause of the patient's symptoms. If not, septal surgery alone may not correct the problem. You should see an ENT doctor or plastic surgeon with experience in treating these disorders. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that I am not able to smell after deviated septum and sinus surgery?

Should I be concerned that I am not able to smell after deviated septum and sinus surgery?

Time Heals Most: It is not unusual for your symptoms of nasal obstruction and inability to smell to get worse before they get better after surgery. This is often due to intranasal swelling & improves with time. That being said, some people have impaired smell before surgery and don't realize it. On the other hand, damage to your smell nerves during surgery & persistent sinusitis are known risks. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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Why are you supposed to sleep in an upright position after deviated septum surgery and for how long after?

Helps with swelling: Sleeping with your head slightly elevated (on a couple of pillows) helps reduce the postoperative swelling after nasal surgery. ...Read more

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I have had this green, sticky, and smelly snot for almost a year now. I had a deviated septum surgery years back, any idea as to the problem?

I have had this green, sticky, and smelly snot for almost a year now. I had a deviated septum surgery years back, any idea as to the problem?

Sinusitis?: You still may have difficulties with the sinuses that is contributing to the green smelly snot. This will likely require further evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have a mildly deviated septum. Can I get results from no surgery and just doing an in office turbinate coblation? Basically skipping the septum fix.

I have a mildly deviated septum. Can I get results from no surgery and just doing an in office turbinate coblation? Basically skipping the septum fix.

Yes in certain cases: In-office turbinate reduction is an excellent option for improving nasal obstruction in certain patients with mild septal deviation. You would be a candidate if you have enlarged turbinates and you can breath better after using a topical decongestant or nasal steroid spray. It would be up to your surgeon to determine if you would benefit from septoplasty as well. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way to fix a deviated septum?

Is surgery the only way to fix a deviated septum?

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. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. Surgery is the only treatment. ...Read more

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What can I expect when having surgery for a deviated septum?

What can I expect when having surgery for a deviated septum?

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