Septoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to straighten the septum. The septum is a midline structure comprised of bone and cartilage that divides your left and right nasal cavity. For many individuals, a deviation of their nasal septum can lead to chronic nasal congestion and obstruction, requiring surgical treatment to correct.
Conditions Treated with Septoplasty
The primary condition treated with septoplasty is a deviated nasal septum. A deviated septum not only causes nasal congestion and obstruction, but in some can also lead to repeated sinus infection. Treatment can not only improve nasal breathing, but can also help snoring and management of sleep apnea. (Septoplasty does not treat or really improve sleep apnea based on studies, but can make compliance with CPAP, etc. improved.)