Deviated
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You’ve most likely spoken to a medical professional about your breathing issues and learned you may have a deviated septum. At this point your primary care physician (PCP) may refer you to consult with an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor.

 

While having some deviation of the septum is common, a severe deviated septum can block one side of your nose and reduce airflow, causing difficulty breathing through one or both sides of your nose. Pending your concerns and end goals, septoplasty may be an appropriate procedure to straighten your deviated septum and improve your breathing.

 

The Patient Journey® at ADVENT is unique. We use a team-based approach to get to the root cause of your issue and work with you to determine the most efficient and effective solution to help you reach your goals.

Animation of a Typical Septoplasty Procedure

Septoplasty at ADVENT

With thousands of positive reviews and industry leading Sinus and Sleep Surgeons, ADVENT is an internationally known leader in simple in-office procedures and surgical treatments. Our highly skilled board-certified surgeons have extensive experience in performing septoplasty and other nasal procedures. Septoplasty is performed with minimal discomfort, little to no packing and about a week of recovery time.

Steps Involved in a Septoplasty Procedure

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Your comfort is one of our top priorities. General anesthesia is used in most cases and will be administered by your surgeon before the procedure begins.

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Next, your surgeon will open up the bone and cartilage area for a full assessment.

Step 3

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Next, your nasal septum is straightened and re-positioned in the middle of your nose. This is done by trimming, re-positioning and replacing cartilage, bone or both.

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After your septum is straightened, your surgeon will use a few sutures to close the opening created to straighten the nasal septum.

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Once the nasal passageways are open, if necessary, we will discuss further treatment options for snoring and sleep apnea, including simple in-office procedures.

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Follow-up appointments will be set up following your procedure to ensure your healing process is on track to get you breathing well.

“Before my procedure, I had a lot of headaches on a regular basis – I was missing work, not able to participate in my kids lives or family social life and those have gone away. It’s been very life-changing as I got my life back and I am able to fully engage and enjoy the things we like to do as a family.”

Kelly

Is Septoplasty Covered by Insurance?

Typically, if your primary care physician refers you to an ENT and it’s determined a septoplasty procedure is right for you, your insurance will cover the procedure. ADVENT is an in-network provider for many insurance carriers. Our team of Treatment Coordinators will assist you in determining whether your consultation and/or procedure are covered by insurance. Give us a call at 414.771.6780 for any questions related to your insurance coverage.

The ADVENT Difference

ADVENT’s leading-edge model of care is dramatically different than the average ENT approach. We really listen to our patients, which is evident in how we treat nasal blockage, sinus infections, snoring and sleep apnea.

ADVENT knows you want to be your best self. We understand your inability to breathe freely and sleep well hinders your quality of life. ADVENT pioneered simple in-office sinus and snoring solutions to treat ENT concerns, such as nasal blockage, sinus infections, snoring and sleep apnea. Schedule your appointment, stop living in a pharmacy aisle and get on with enjoying your life.