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Septoplasty and Sinus/Turbinates

Septoplasty is often used for straightening a crooked septum. Your septum is the bone and cartilage wall dividing the nose into two different passages. For some, the septum has been deviated since the time they were born, while others sustained damage to theirs from another surgery or injury to the nose. To schedule your surgery and breathe comfortably, book your septoplasty procedure with I Need A Surgery at an Ambulatory Surgery Center near you.

How do I know if I need septoplasty and sinus/turbinates?

Patients who are having trouble breathing comfortably through their nose might be dealing with a blockage in the nasal passage. The main goal of this surgery is to improve the patients breathing. It can also help to reduce post-nasal drip, nasal discharge, recurring sinus infections, sinus pressure and trouble smelling.

When the blood channels swell, it can cause the turbinates to become enlarged in response to some sinus infections, respiratory infections, allergies or just lying back in a chair. These turbinates are often addressed at this time. They are either shrunk using cautery or removed.

How is the septoplasty and sinus/turbinates procedure performed?

A general anesthetic is often used. A small incision is made in your nostril. The tissue that lines the septum is lifted so the surgeon can see the cartilage and bone. Those parts of the septum that are deviated are either reshaped or removed. Enough cartilage and bone are left to keep the shape of your nose. Sutures are used to close the incisions. Splints are put into the nose to aid in healing the septum and reducing scar tissue. Gauze can help with bleeding.

What is recovery like after septoplasty and sinus/turbinates?

After the anesthesia is out of your system, most individuals are able to go home that same day. It often feels as if you have a bad cold for a couple weeks following the surgery. Pain medication is often given to help alleviate the pain. To prevent a sinus infection, antibiotics are often given. Any prescriptions should be taken until gone.

Use the saline spray every hour or two while you are awake to keep your nasal passages moisture and encourage drainage. Some individuals are nauseous for the first couple days after surgery. Once you get through that, you can continue to eat normally. Avoid hot liquids for a few days after the procedure to minimize bleeding. Don’t engage in any strenuous activities for a couple weeks after surgery. Open your mouth if you need to sneeze.

How much does septoplasty and sinus/turbinates cost?

I Need A Surgery can get you the procedure through the Surgery Center Network for $5,860, versus having to pay $58,600 if you were to book the procedure through the hospital on your own. Pricing is exclusive of any implants or other hardware and is only an average. Your actual cost might be higher or lower.

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