Septoplasty (Deviated Septum Repair)


If you suffer from nasal obstruction, or difficulty breathing through your nose, then a septoplasty may be the answer to your problem. The septum is the dividing wall between the right and left side of your nose. The septum can be deviated (crooked) from birth or as a result of trauma to the nose, and this deviation blocks nasal breathing and can contribute to snoring. A septoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure done through the natural nostril openings using an endoscope and small instruments where the deviated portions of the septum are removed so you can breathe your best. There are no visible cuts, incisions, or changes in appearance. It has very little recovery time and is highly effective.

The most important factor in recommending a septoplasty is patient selection. Nasal obstruction can be a multifactorial problem that arises from a deviated septum, inferior turbinate hypertrophy, nasal valve collapse, nasal polyps , or some combination of these problems. Fixing only one problem when there are many will not significantly improve nasal breathing. With so many complicated causes of nasal obstruction you should seek the expertise of a Rhinologist like Dr. Kuperan who has extensive experience performing all procedures to relieve nasal obstruction, including septoplasty.