The ENT doctor in Chandigarh can diagnose a deviated septum during a physical examination. Usually, bright light and an instrument that can help visualize the nasal septum by opening the nostril (nasal speculum) will help make the correct diagnosis. The doctor may ask regarding your medical history or current medication to initiate further treatment. If the nasal septum is severely deviated the doctor could ask for an X-ray for a better look to advise the best surgical technique to fix the deviation.
Well, in order to treat a deviated septum, the only medical treatment is an advanced surgical procedure. The best possible surgical procedure for treating a deviated septum and sleep apnea takes anywhere between 30-90 minutes to complete. However, it depends on the complexity of the condition as well. Any hindrance such as extra pieces of cartilage or bone is removed in the procedure to straighten the septum. The patient may experience improved breathing, improved quality of life, heightened sense of smell and a better facial structure.
Septoplasty is a minimally invasive surgery that is executed by making small incisions inside the nose. This surgical procedure is scarless as the incisions are made inside the nose to align the deviation in the septum. Septoplasty is performed with an endoscope attached to a flexible thin tube inserted inside the nostrils to straighten the septum while altering the bone and cartilage. The highly experienced ENT surgeons at Pristyn Care perform surgery with modern surgical tools to restore the nose’s normal function and improve the patient’s breathing quality.