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How would manage a deviated septum on a surgical basis?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several options
All involve straightening the septum to improve nasal airflow.
The exact method chosen depends on where the obstruction to breathing exists: in the cartilage or the bone, or both. Also be aware that a deviated septum is not the only cause for nasal obstruction, so other areas of the nose (internal and external valves) may need to be treated to obtain an optimal result.

In brief: Several options
All involve straightening the septum to improve nasal airflow.
The exact method chosen depends on where the obstruction to breathing exists: in the cartilage or the bone, or both. Also be aware that a deviated septum is not the only cause for nasal obstruction, so other areas of the nose (internal and external valves) may need to be treated to obtain an optimal result.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Septoplasty
A septoplasty is a surgical procedure to treat a deviated septum and improve nasal breathing.
If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist

In brief: Septoplasty
A septoplasty is a surgical procedure to treat a deviated septum and improve nasal breathing.
If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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