Sick and Tired from Your Deviated Septum? Take A Deep Breath of Relief by Scheduling an Appointment with Dr. Browne at San Antonio Sinus
Explore the Benefits Endoscopic Septoplasty Can Bring to Your Sinus Health and Relieve the Pressure it’s Putting on Your Life!
Imagine waking up tomorrow, looking down, and noticing that one of your legs is twice as long as the other. Would it be easy to walk? No, it wouldn’t be easy to walk, and it’s also difficult to breathe properly if one of your nostrils is half the size of the other.
Do you have nostrils that are different sizes? This can happen when you have a deviated septum.
A deviated septum is a common problem with troublesome consequences. If you have a deviated septum, you may be suffering from one or several of the following symptoms:
- Nasal congestion
- Sinusitis (sinus infections)
- Ear pressure
- Plugged ears
- Postnasal drip
- Difficulty breathing
- Pain in the face
- Noisy breathing
Suffering from just one or several of the symptoms above can make spending time with family, working, exercising, or sleeping difficult to enjoy. If your septum is deviated, meaning it’s disproportionately positioned between your two nostrils, it’s time to get it fixed to protect your health and improve your day-to-day life.
The most effective way of correcting a deviated septum is with endoscopic septoplasty, which is discussed in detail below. Although the procedure is similar throughout sinus centers with many Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctors and surgeons performing the surgery, Dr. Browne at San Antonio Sinus brings decades of experience, a pristine reputation, and a less-invasive and more supportive approach.
Don’t suffer through your deviated septum day and night. Your health and happiness may both be at risk.
Ready to discuss how endoscopic septoplasty from San Antonio Sinus can bring normal breathing and sinus health back into your life? Continue reading below or call now to reserve your appointment with Dr. Kevin Browne at
How Your Septum Becomes Deviated
Your septum, comprised of both bone and cartilage, separates your nose into two cavities. These cavities serve as your nostrils, allowing air to flow through these compartments. When centered, the septum enables air to come out of your nostrils evenly. When a septum favors one side, issues arise.
A deviated septum forces air to come out of your nostrils unevenly. This can develop over time, occur because of a severe injury, or be present since birth. Although most adults have a slightly deviated septum, the impact is not prohibitive. When a septum is strongly favoring one side or misshaped, symptoms, from painful sinus infections to difficulty breathing out of the nose, develop.
Endoscopic Septoplasty: What is It?
If you’ve been diagnosed with a deviated septum, you will be presented with treatment options by your ENT. These options can range from short-term sprays to battle off congestion to long-term solutions, including surgery.
A deviated septum can be corrected through septoplasty. Performed with an endoscope, endoscopic septoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves the straightening or repositioning of the septum by a surgeon. The endoscope is placed in the nose to view the area and make the proper incision and adjustments. The procedure centers the septum to allow air to flow evenly through the nostrils.
Endoscopic septoplasty is traditionally an outpatient procedure lasting 1-2 hours. Septoplasty can be performed under either local or general anesthesia and full recovery may take several weeks. With your septum centered, you can breathe evenly and avoid the sinus infections, congestion, and other issues caused by your deviated septum.
The San Antonio Sinus Difference with Dr. Browne
Led by Dr. Browne, San Antonio Sinus offers a better experience for sufferers of a deviated septum. We differentiate our offerings from other ENTs and surgeons by providing you with the following:
Proactive support and guidance
San Antonio Sinus believes that your recovery and comfort after the surgery is completed is just as important as the success of the procedure. We will work to ensure you are back on your feet, and enjoying life with the ability to breathe free and easy out of your nose in no time.
Unlike other offices, San Antonio Sinus does not use nasal packing after the surgery, which can complicate recovery and impact your level of comfort while recovering from the procedure. Intranasal plastic splints are also unnecessary and avoided by Dr. Browne.
Am I a candidate for Endoscopic Septoplasty from San Antonio Sinus?
At San Antonio Sinus, we will complete a full evaluation of your condition. If you are diagnosed with having a deviated septum that is resulting in sinusitis and other severe symptoms, you may be a candidate for endoscopic septoplasty.
Don’t you deserve to breathe out of your nose? Stop delaying your relief and struggling to be happy because a deviated septum is causing you pain.
Talk to Dr. Browne about your options for restoring your ability to breathe and live free of sinus pain.
Call us to make your appointment with Dr. Kevin Browne at San Antonio Sinus