Endoscopic Septoplasty and traditional Septoplasty are a type of nose surgery used to correct deviated septums. Endoscopic Septoplasty involves using an endoscope, a thin, flexible tube with a light source and camera attached at the end, to view inside the nose. Traditional septoplasty is done with a nasal speculum and an endoscope.

Symptoms of Deviated Septum

Common deviated septum symptoms include difficulty breathing through the nose, frequent sinus infections, and nasal congestion or blockage. In some cases, a deviated nasal septum can also lead to snoring and sleep apnea. Those with deviated nasal septums may also experience frequent nosebleeds as well as facial pain or headaches due to pressure in the sinuses. If you’re experiencing any of these deviated septum symptoms, it’s important to schedule an appointment here at NJ ENT to review possible treatments that can help improve your quality of life. The sooner deviated septum is identified and treated appropriately, the easier it is to manage.

Reasons for Surgery

Both forms of septoplasty can help improve airflow in patients who suffer from nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum. For both types of septoplasty , the incisions are hidden within the nose and cartilage is reshaped or removed to repair the obstruction. Both surgeries are minimally invasive and recovery times are usually short. Septoplasty can help improve a patient’s quality of life by reducing snoring, breathing problems, sinus infections, and recurring headaches. Septoplasty is considered to be a safe procedure with minimal risks of complications or adverse events. Septoplasty can be beneficial for long-term nasal health and is an effective solution for individuals suffering from deviated septums.

Septoplasty Procedure

Septoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. In this procedure, your surgeon at NJ ENT will insert a small endoscope into the patient’s nose with the help of a local anesthesia. The endoscope transmits images onto a monitor so that the doctor can clearly view inside the nose. Surgical instruments are then used to move any cartilage or bone obstructions out of the way to improve airflow through the nasal passages.

Septoplasty Results

If you think Septoplasty may be the right solution for you, speak to your NJ ENT doctor about whether this type of procedure is the best option for your condition. Septoplasty can result in improved breathing ability and a better quality of life overall!

How We Can Help

The New Jersey Ear, Nose, and Throat Center team has performed thousands of procedures and has the experience to provide you with exceptional care. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome. Our doctors are experts in their field specializing in both ENT and plastic surgery and the associated procedures and surgeries.

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