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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is deviated nasal septum surgery septoplasty is safe and what are the problems faced by patient after it?
Does surgery alter turbinates when fixing cysts/polyps and deviated septum or is that a completely different condition and treatment?
Snoring or breathing: For my patients who having trouble breathing through their nose even if they have a deviated septum i recommend they try a medicated nasal spray first. Either a intranasal steroid (flonase) or intranasal anti-histamine (patanase) or both. This might help the difficulty breathing through nose and even snoring. If this doesnt work then they can consider septoplasty and turbinate reduction. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
About a week or two: If you had surgery to just fix a deviated septum and no external work on the nasal bones or cartilage, there shouldn't be much bruising at all. If there was some external correction of the nose and other modifications other than the septum, you can have brushing for a week or two. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What procedures are available for 'patching' a perforated septum (quite large) left from surgery for a deviated septum?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Procedure: The doctor will inspect, and may use a speculum to see the deviation. ...Read more
Nasal blockage: The most common symptom of a deviated septum is blockage of the nasal passages. This usually affects one side more than the other and never goes away. If you suffer from constant nasal blockage then you should be evaluated by a qualified ENT surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends : There are many different procedures done to improve nasal function in children and adults. Adenoidectomy is the most common procedure in children and is very safe. Other procedures includes septoplasty and turbinectomy. In general, septoplasty is not done until children are older although in extreme cases I have done septal work in children as young as 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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