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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 type of surgery is recommended for a deviated nasal septum?

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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Is there a deviated septum surgery that is done without packing the nose.

Is there a deviated septum surgery that is done without packing the nose.

You need the packing: The packing is important to prevent against nosebleeds, you don't want to be bleeding excessively after surgery. You want this to be a time for successful healing. ...Read more

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Is deviated nasal septum surgery septoplasty is safe and what are the problems faced by patient after it?

Is deviated nasal septum surgery septoplasty is safe and what are the problems faced by patient after it?

Septoplasty: septoplasty is a safe procedure and usually helps improve your nasal breathing. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What are the types of physiotherapy for deviated nasal septum?

What are the types of physiotherapy for deviated nasal septum?

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

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Which treatment is best for deviated nasal septum? Very mild snoring.

Which treatment is best for deviated nasal septum? Very mild snoring.

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 more

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What is the duration of a nose bruising after a deviated septum surgery?

What is the duration of a nose bruising after a deviated septum surgery?

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

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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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Is septoplasty a 100% cure treatment of deviated nasal septum?

Is septoplasty a 100% cure treatment of deviated nasal septum?

Septoplasty: there are no guarantees but most patients experience improvement in their breathing. ...Read more

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What procedures are available for 'patching' a perforated septum (quite large) left from surgery for a deviated septum?

What procedures are available for 'patching' a perforated septum (quite large) left from surgery for a deviated septum?

Perforated septum: the options for treating a perforated septum are wearing a septal button to block the hole or to undergo surgical repair. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...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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What is the normal procedure for a deviated septum consultation?

What is the normal procedure for a deviated septum consultation?

Procedure: The doctor will inspect, and may use a speculum to see the deviation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a deviated nasal septum?

What are the symptoms of a deviated nasal septum?

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 more

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What is the aftercare for nasal septal perferation surgery with plastic splints?

What is the aftercare for nasal  septal perferation  surgery  with plastic splints?

Care post nasal sc: Often nose is packed for several days then one keep head elevated moist sprays to nose avoid blowing nose too hard and should heal quickly. ...Read more

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Where is the best hospital for deviated nasal septum surgery in california?

Where is the best hospital for deviated nasal septum surgery in california?

Septoplasty: Septoplasty is a common procedure. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How is the surgery of removal nasal obstruction done and is there extent of danger to children?

How is the surgery of removal nasal obstruction done and is there extent of danger to children?

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 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 are the chances of a recurring deviated nasal septum?

What are the chances of a recurring deviated nasal septum?

Uncommon: Recurrence of septal deviation is uncommon, but does happen occasionally due to the healing processes involved. Discuss this with your doctor befoer surgery. ...Read more

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Can removal of a deviated septum free the voice of nasal sounds?

Can removal of a deviated septum free the voice of nasal sounds?

Sometimes: Correcting a deviated septum is designed to improve breathing through the nose. In some respects, this may help with a "nasal" voice, but is not the main focus of the surgery. Seek consultation with a board certified otolaryngologist (ENT) surgeon. ...Read more

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