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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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Septoplasty (Definition)

Altering the anatomy of the septum for improvement in breathing or appearance of nose. See ...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

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Deviated septum surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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Treating a Deviated Septum (Checklist)

Get a nasal steroid spray prescription from your doctor
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If you can't breathe through your nose, see an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist
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If snoring is a problem, try using sinus cones
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Ask your doctor about nasal turbinates, as they cause breathing issues
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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

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Deviated septum surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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What to do for deviated septum surgery seploplasty?

What to do for deviated septum surgery seploplasty?

Swelling?: Treatment depends on timing. Swelling is common after septoplasty and this improves with time. A hematoma, collection of blood in the septum, is usually associated with pain, and needs to to drained asap. If you are months out and still can't breath, additional information is needed. Best to consult you surgeon for diagnosis and further treatment. If still unsatisfied, a second opinion may help. ...Read more

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What can you do to schedule a deviated septum surgery?

What can you do to schedule a deviated septum surgery?

Start with....: A consultation with an ENT surgeon. Once you're happy with your selection of surgeon, call their office and speak with their surgery scheduler. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Deviated septum surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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How should I feel after getting a deviated septum surgery?

How should I feel after getting a deviated septum surgery?

Septoplasty: Recovery from septoplasty takes several weeks. There may be some persistent swelling in the nose. But most patients experience improvement in their breathing after surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to exhale smoke after a deviated septum surgery?

What for?: Smoking impairs healing and it would be prudent to discontinue smoking in the preoperative and postoperative period ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Deviated septum surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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How long does it take to recover from a deviated septum surgery?

Septoplasty: Most people need a week off to recover. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist and discuss this issue with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Deviated septum surgery what should I do the night before and after surgery?

Septoplasty: You should follow your surgeon's pre and postop instructions. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Deviated septum surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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What are the benefits of deviated septum surgery? I'm looking into deviated spetum surgery for health reasons. What are some of the benefits of this procedure?

What are the benefits of deviated septum surgery? I'm looking into deviated spetum surgery for health reasons. What are some of the benefits of this procedure?

Deviated septum: A deviated 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 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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Deviated septum surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See 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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Deviated septum surgery (Tip)

So tired, feeling pain got to keep working hard now you're all better. ...See more

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What are some side effects after having deviated septum surgery?

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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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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Deviated septum surgery (Tip)

Always follow the guidelines provided by the physical therapist. It will be hard - don't give up! ...See 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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Deviated septum surgery cures bad breath?

Deviated septum surgery cures bad breath?

Of course: Any blockage of nasal passages can lead to more mouth breathing, dry mouth and bad breath so a deviated septum and similar can cause such as well. Septoplasty is the appropriate procedure to improve breathing and bad breath. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Deviated septum surgery (Tip)

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise following an injury. Ask your doctor when u can swim. ...See more

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Will I sleep better after a deviated septum surgery?

Will I sleep better after a deviated septum surgery?

Septoplasty: Improving your nasal breathing may improve your breathing at night and your sleeping. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to smoke after having a deviated septum surgery?

Is it safe to smoke after having a deviated septum surgery?

Smoking never "safe": Smoking has so many health risks including the way in which it adversly affects healing, so you will never get a doctor to tell you it's safe to smoke. Check with your local hospital or health care provider about smoking cessation classes. ...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