A deviated septum refers to a condition in which the septum of the nose – the bone and cartilage that separate the nasal cavity – is off-center, crooked, or otherwise damaged. This condition is marked by breathing difficulty, chronic sinus infections, facial pain and swelling, and a reduced sense of smell. In some cases, people are born with a deviated septum; however, most people develop this condition after their nose has been subjected to an injury or trauma.
The treatment options for your deviated septum will depend on your unique situation. If the condition is not severe, the symptoms may be relieved with medications; however, this is not always an effective form of treatment. When medication fails to work, surgery is required to treat a deviated septum. Called a septoplasty, this surgery involves cutting a small incision in the septum, from which excess bone and cartilage are removed. The procedure will straighten the septum, evening out the space between the two nasal passages. The result is clearer breathing, reduced swelling, and overall relief of sinus pain and pressure.
Our Fort Lauderdale head and neck surgeon, Lee M. Mandel, MD, FACS, has helped to treat the deviated septums of countless patients in Fort Lauderdale and Plantation. He specializes in sinus treatment at South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center, Inc., a state-of-the-art facility, where he performs cutting edge techniques with the highest-quality equipment. Using extreme care and precision, Dr. Mandel will diagnose your deviated septum and provide you with the most comprehensive treatment in the area.
If you want to put an end to the discomfort your deviated septum is causing you, call to schedule an appointment with us today. We are here to help you get the relief that you have been wanting. Contact us today if you have any questions about our treatments.
Call (954) 883-9449 now to inquire about sinus treatment in Fort Lauderdale and Plantation.