Patients with a significant deviated nasal septum (the wall that separates the right and left nasal chambers) often suffer from breathing problems, and have increased risk for difficulties with sinus infections.
Deviated septum may be from birth, from normal aging, or as a result of trauma.
What are the symptoms of a deviated septum?
When conservative, medical therapies fail, a corrective surgery known as a septoplasty may be indicated to improve your nasal airflow. Surgery requires general anesthesia, lasts about an hour, and is done on an outpatient basis. Packing is very rarely required and recovery is usually less than one week.
To further evaluate your nose, Dr. Saigal will examine your nose and sinuses with a nasal endoscope. Based on the degree of blockage, he may be able to offer you a surgery to improve breathing and to relieve your nasal obstruction.