Do You Need Nasal Septum Deviation Surgery? Dr. Nicholas Panella Explains

Most patients experience a significant improvement in their nasal breathing after the surgery

Through our combination of 75+ years of experience treating ear, nose, and throat disorders – we understand how debilitating life can get when experiencing challenges.

With that said, I’m here to talk about nasal obstruction and the most common cause of it – a deviated nasal septum.

Understanding Nasal Obstruction

As an ENT specialist, one of the most common complaints I hear from my patients is nasal obstruction. Nasal obstruction is the feeling of having a blocked or stuffy nose.

It can make breathing difficult through the nose, which can cause discomfort and even impact one’s quality of life.

Nasal obstruction can be caused by various factors, such as –

  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Structural abnormalities of the nose

A deviated nasal septum is a structural abnormality that can lead to nasal obstruction.

What is a Deviated Nasal Septum?

The nasal septum is the wall that separates the two nostrils.

In some people, this wall is not straight; instead, it deviates to one side. This can cause a narrowing of one or both nostrils, leading to difficulty breathing through the nose.

The Most Effective Treatment for Deviated Nasal Septum

The most effective treatment for a deviated nasal septum is surgery.

Septoplasty is the surgery performed to straighten the nasal septum so that it no longer obstructs the nasal passages. The surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, meaning the patient can go home the same day.

Many of my patients are concerned about the risks or complications associated with septoplasty. As with any surgery, there are some risks involved.

However, the risks associated with septoplasty are generally low. Some possible risks include bleeding, infection, and a change in the shape of the nose.

However, these complications are rare, and most patients experience a significant improvement in their nasal breathing after the surgery.

Why Choose ENT Consultants of East Tennessee for Septoplasty?

At ENT Consultants of East Tennessee, we understand that every patient is unique.

We take a personalized approach to every patient’s treatment plan to ensure the best possible outcome. Our experienced ENT specialists use the latest surgical techniques and equipment to provide our patients with the highest level of care.

If you are experiencing nasal obstruction and suspect a deviated nasal septum, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us.

Our team of ENT specialists will perform a thorough evaluation of your condition and recommend the best course of treatment for you. We offer a wide range of treatments for nasal obstruction, including septoplasty.

Schedule an Appointment with an Expert ENT Doctor

If you live in East Tennessee and are experiencing nasal obstruction, we encourage you to seek help from an expert ENT doctor.

Schedule an appointment with us today by clicking here.

We look forward to helping you breathe easier and live your best life!

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Nicholas J. Panella, M.D.

Growing up in Knoxville, Nicholas went to Webb High School. While no day is the same, as he is constantly managing different projects as a general ENT, his practice specializes in head and neck cancer. The job can be difficult; however, he loves to work alongside a wonderful group of doctors and providers who all want to work together to help ensure patients have the best possible outcome. Everyone is so supportive of each other and loves to bring new techniques and surgical options to the East TN area. Outside of work, he dedicates his time to his wife and two young kids. They enjoy spending time on the lake, fishing, mountain biking, and snowboarding. He is also involved with his local church and the Emerald Youth Foundation

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