Endoscopic Septoplasty: A Complete Guide

Endoscopic Septoplasty: A Complete Guide

January 16, 2021 by drmudddazir0

What is Endoscopic Septoplasty

Endoscopic Septoplasty is one of the endo-nasal procedures used to correct the deviated septum. Both right and left sides of the nose are divided by the septum. Any kind of deviation, bent or crookedness can cause the obstruction of either side of the nose. To rectify the deviations, experts use the septoplasty technique which is considered the most useful one. Using the contemporary techniques, Septoplasty procedure performs the endoscopically with a quite small incision.

Risks Associated with the Deviated Septum

In many cases, the deviation in septum does not cause any issue. But there are some of the risks and problems associated with the deviated septum that necessitates an Endoscopic Septoplasty.

● Obstruction in breathing

Any bent or crookedness in the nasal septum results into difficulty in breathing as the sufferer feels incapable to inhale through one or both of his nostrils. It becomes more difficult during the winters due to swelling and tightness of Nasal entries.

● Nosebleeds

The risk of nosebleeds is always associated with deviated septum due to the dryness related cases.

● Repeated Sinusitis

It becomes difficult to drain mucus properly by the sinuses. It leads to build up of mucus eventually which gets infected and leads to recurrent sinusitis.

Noisy Breathing while sleeping

In most of the patients, the swelling of the intranasal tissue as well as deviated septum leads to noisy breathing when the child is sleeping.

Procedure of Endoscopic Septoplasty

Endoscopic Septoplasty is performed under the effect of anesthesia. It takes approximately 30-90 minutes by an expert ENT professional to complete the entire procedure. The incision is made by ENT specialist on one side of the nose with the O-degree scope. A Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) is sometimes also performed along with an endoscopic septoplasty. It is a kind of sinus surgery that recovers the abnormalities related to structure within the nose which results into linked breathing issues and chronic sinusitis. The patients suffering from painful sinus symptoms are recommended to go for Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. The sinus surgery is done once the deviation is corrected with the septoplasty.

Quite frequently, Endoscopic Septoplasty is also performed along with turbinate reduction if necessary (known as Septoturbinoplasty)

Benefits of Endoscopic Septoplasty

As compared to standard head light technique, endoscopic septoplasty offers various benefits including:

● Approach to paranasal sinuses and trans-septal access
● Sufficient Visualization
● Accessibility to remote areas
● Minimal Nasal Bleeding

An experienced ENT professional always prioritize the concerns associated with the ENT surgeries by proffering proper care and medication to his patients.

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Post-Operative Procedures Associated with Endoscopic Septoplasty

After the Endoscopic Septoplasty, following post-operative instructions must be followed:

● One should not blow the nose for at least 1 week.
● In case you feel nose bleed, slightly tilt the head back and breathe slowly via nose. Using tissue, dab the nose gently.
● Never irritate the nose if you feel nasal splint. It is better to keep the nose moist by using nasal sprays.
● Use saline solution for a nasal wash right from the first day.
● Minimize exercise involving bending and lifting for at least 2 weeks post-surgery.

If you too are looking for Endoscopic Septoplasty and require more knowledge about the same, then get in touch with the most experienced ENT surgeon,Dr. Muddazir to have complete guidance about the surgery. He boasts tremendous knowledge and experience regarding the most advanced ENT surgeries and possess the most expert team of professionals who are available 24/7 for your services. Fix your appointment immediately and get yourself or your kids diagnosed at Dr. Muddazir’s ENT clinic, at Aster Hospital in Dubai.


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