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Septoplasty: the facts

Positive,Otorhinolaryngologist,Checking,Nose,Of,His,Patient Septoplasty is a procedure performed to correct a deviated nasal septum. A deviated nasal septum along with inferior turbinate enlargement is the most common cause of long term problems breathing through the nose. If you have a deviated nasal septum, breathing through the nose will not improve without a well performed septoplasty procedure. Good nasal breathing and airflow is crucial to treating conditions such as sinus infections, sleep apnea and snoring. In fact, numerous studies have shown that correcting this blockage in the nose significantly improves symptoms of these conditions.

We are frequently asked how septoplasty performed. At Nevada Sinus Relief we typically use an IV sedation anesthesia method to ensure patient comfort and safety. The actual procedure is done via the nostrils and involves correcting the crooked or deviated segments of the nasal septum. It takes about 20 minutes and no packing is used afterwards. There is no bruising or facial swelling. Nasal splints made of soft plastic are usually placed overnight and removed at our office in the morning. After this, patients feel well and usually no further pain medication is required. Healing inside the nose continues and breathing improvement is noticed at this time. Most patients may return to work shortly afterwards.

If coexisting sinus or nasal problems such as obstructed sinuses, enlarged turbinates or polyps are present, these are also corrected at the same time. Prior to scheduling the procedure, Dr Sikand and his team conduct a through evaluation using office CT imaging and endoscopic evaluation to ensure all aspects of the nasal/sinus problem are addressed during the procedure.

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