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.

Treatments 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.

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 injury to the nose. Genetics do not typically play a role in determining who has the condition.

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.

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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

Each patient is regarded as a unique individual rather than a generic number. Clients receive one-on-one attention, a warm, caring bedside manner, and a treatment plan carefully curated to reflect their anatomy, lifestyle, comfort levels, and wishes.

Top-rated Physician Network

We work with over 54 skilled, knowledgeable ENT specialists who possess nearly 300 years of combined expertise. This ensures a wealth of information across a wide array of disciplines with exponential healing for the client.

Continuity of Care

Through an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, we provide a seamless and stress-free patient experience that treats not only your symptoms but your entire system. Once you leave the office, we follow up with you to make sure you are experiencing comprehensive relief from your symptoms.

Community Investment

Our values dictate that we give back to the community continuously by partnering with organizations that provide food, shelter, clothing, education, resources, and social support to those most in need.

Septoplasty FAQ

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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