Deviated Septum

Correct a Deviated Septum with Septoplasty

The septum is the natural partition made primarily of cartilage separating the two nasal passages of your nose. An ideal nasal septum is centered in your nasal cavity. It is estimated that about 80 percent of all people have a deviated septum, or their septum is slightly off-centered, making it difficult to breathe in one of the nasal passages.

An indication that you may have a deviated septum is chronic sinusitis, or constant nasal congestion.


Dr. Miya and Dr. Torchinsky can perform a Septoplasty to correct the deviated septum. This is a surgical procedure that is usually not performed on patients until they are at least 18 years old.

The surgery is performed completely through the nostrils, causing no bruising or external indications of the procedure. Depending on how severe the deviation is, the procedure takes between one to one and a half hours. Our experienced physicians will determine if portions of the septum need to be removed or just repositioned within the nose. Fixing the deviated septum should relieve your chronic sinusitis, if this is the sole cause of your sinusitis.

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