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A high deviated septum can contribute to significant sinus problems by blocking sinus drainage. This causes increased sinus pressure and can lead to infections. In certain cases, a sharp septal bone spur can impinge on the sinus lining, causing a sharp pain on one side often confused for headache.

The CT scan here shows a significant deviated septum blocking sinus drainage on the right side(arrow).

Despite using nasal steroid sprays, decongestants, antihistamines, many patients do not achieve relief from their deviated septum.

A septoplasty is an office procedure designed to correct nasal obstruction resulting from a deviated nasal septum. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia.

The principle behind a septoplasty is straightforward: to restore proper airflow and sinus drainage by removing anatomic obstructions. Everything is done through the nose, therefore, the patient does not have any visible incisions or bruising after surgery.

At GNO Snoring & Sinus we do NOT use nasal packing. It only adds to patient discomfort and is therefore not part of our procedure.

The recovery time from a septoplasty is quite short. Patients can expect some minor nasal congestion due to swelling but can return to work in a few days. Patients are routinely seen about 1 week afterwards.

If you would like to learn more about a septoplasty, feel free to contact us for further assessment and treatment.