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Birmingham, AL | ENT Specialists
Deviated Septum
ExcelENT of Alabama
Defying the Deviated Septum: Discover Advanced Treatment Options

Regain Comfort with Deviated Septum Treatment in Birmingham, AL

A deviated septum is a common condition where the thin wall between the nostrils, known as the nasal septum, is misaligned or crooked. This misalignment can result in bothersome symptoms such as nasal congestion, difficulty breathing through the nose, recurrent sinus infections, and snoring.

At ExcelENT, our experienced physicians specialize in diagnosing and treating deviated septums. Using a comprehensive approach that includes a thorough examination and imaging tests, we can accurately diagnose the condition and create a personalized treatment plan.

Whether it involves non-surgical options like medications or nasal sprays or surgical interventions such as septoplasty, we aim to provide effective and tailored care to relieve your symptoms and enhance your nasal function.

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Septoplasty: Deviated Septum Surgery

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure performed by our skilled ENT surgeons at ExcelENT to correct a deviated septum. The nasal septum is straightened and repositioned during the procedure, allowing for improved airflow through the nasal passages. Septoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia, ensuring a comfortable experience for the patient.

Our team of experts utilizes advanced techniques and technologies to ensure precise and effective results. At ExcelENT, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care and helping our patients achieve optimal nasal function and overall well-being through septoplasty.

Symptoms of a Deviated Septum

  • Nasal congestion or blockage on one side of the nose
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Recurrent or chronic sinus infections
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Loud or noisy breathing during sleep (snoring)
Frequently Asked Questions

Deviated Septum FAQs

At ExcelENT, we offer various treatment options for a deviated septum, depending on the severity of the condition. Non-surgical treatments may include nasal decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, or nasal dilators to alleviate symptoms. However, if conservative measures are ineffective, surgical intervention in the form of septoplasty may be recommended. Our skilled ENT surgeons can perform septoplasty to straighten the deviated septum and improve nasal airflow.

After septoplasty, it is common to experience some swelling, congestion, and mild discomfort. Nasal bleeding and drainage are also anticipated during the initial recovery period. Your doctor will provide specific post-operative instructions, which may include using saline nasal sprays or rinses to keep the nasal passages clean and hydrated. Avoiding activities that can increase nasal pressure, such as heavy lifting or strenuous exercise, during the initial healing phase is essential.

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to correct a deviated septum and alleviate associated symptoms. By straightening the septum, septoplasty can improve nasal breathing, reduce nasal congestion, and enhance overall airflow. This surgery can result in improved quality of life, better sleep, reduced snoring, and a decreased risk of sinus infections. Our experienced surgeons at ExcelENT will evaluate your condition and discuss the potential benefits of septoplasty tailored to your specific needs.

To schedule an appointment with one of our Birmingham ENT specialists, call us at (205) 988-6858, or send us an appointment request.

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