SEPTOPLASTY

WHAT IS A SEPTOPLASTY

A septoplasty is a corrective surgical procedure done to straighten a deviated nasal septum.  The nasal septum divides the nasal cavity into two sides.

WHY WOULD I NEED A SEPTOPLASTY

A septoplasty may be performed to improve nasal breathing, repair nasal injuries or correct abnormalities. 

HOW CAN WE TREAT IT WITH A MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURE

For appropriate candidates, a balloon-like catheter is placed on each side of the nose and inflated.  This pushes the septum into a more favorable position.  After this any spurs or projections may be removed to further improve your breathing.