A deviated septum may not be apparent to the eye, but it can impact your quality of life by reducing airflow. Our highly trained ENT doctors at The Barranco Clinic can correct a deviated septum, freeing up your breathing and relieving unpleasant symptoms so that life is more comfortable and enjoyable.

Treatment Options for a Deviated Septum

The only way to achieve dramatic and long-lasting relief from breathing problems related to a deviated septum is to undergo surgery. During septoplasty, your surgeon will straighten your septum, refining, reshaping, and repositioning the nasal cartilage and bone causing the problem.

The incisions for septoplasty are typically placed within the nostrils, so there is no conspicuous scarring to contend with after surgery.

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What is a Deviated Septum?

When the septum – or the cartilage and bone wall separating the nostrils – deviates from a straight path by leaning to one side or the other, the condition is called a deviated septum. Any curvature of the septum can impair breathing by shrinking the amount of space available for air passage on either side of the nose. A deviated septum can cause multiple problems for the patient, including discomfort, chronic nasal congestion and blockage, sleep apnea, snoring, nosebleeds, and infections.

Symptoms of Deviated Septum

  • Poor breathing
  • Nasal congestion and blockage
  • Headaches
  • Nosebleeds
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Impaired sense of smell and taste

Causes of Deviated Septum

A deviated septum can be present from birth, or it can occur as the result of an accident, injury, or trauma. Often those who engage in contact sports may have a higher risk of sustaining an injury to the nose. Genetics do not typically play a role in determining who has the condition.

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic serves patients in Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont, providing top-tier ENT services that are geared to the individual and provide relief from many common ailments, including a deviated septum. Our state-of-the-art practice is founded on the following core principles:

Personalized Treatment

We want each patient to feel they are receiving the utmost personal attention and that they are the only point of focus for our practitioners. We listen carefully to your goals and concerns and create a customized plan for resolving your breathing issues so you can get back to loving your life.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our team of seasoned, skilled professionals has hundreds of years of combined expertise, so you can rest assured you are in the best of hands. Our fellowship-trained doctors and surgeons have an in-depth understanding of your medical issues and can provide specialized solutions using advanced, cutting-edge technology.

Continuity of Care

Your treatment doesn’t end when you walk out the door. We follow up with you to make sure your long-term wellness and healing are maximized. Our team members are in constant contact with one another, so your patient experience is seamless and rewarding. An atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation pervades our practice, from the waiting room to the recovery suite.

Community Investment

Our generosity and caring are not limited to our patients. We extend our help to all those in need, providing valuable resources, medicine, and essential items to the community.


Can children be treated for a deviated septum?

Septoplasty can be performed on children. However, our doctors will need to carefully evaluate the child’s anatomy during a private consultation before recommending surgery.

Is surgery the only treatment option available?

Certain medications can help improve your breathing and sleep, but over time, these options may become less and less effective. The only sure method of solving the problem is to correct the deviated septum through surgery. Structural issues cannot be addressed any other way.

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