Surgery to Correct a Deviated Septum Alleviates Many Problems
By Angelo Consiglio, MD
Many people experience breathing issues caused by deviated septa. The nasal septum is the wall of thin tissue and cartilage that creates two nasal passages that open into either nostril. A deviated septum describes a deformity that can inhibit airflow into one or both nasal passages. While most people do not have a completely straight nasal septum, a significant bend sometimes causes such problems as sinusitis, sleep apnea, and snoring. A deviated septum occurs because of a congenital issue or an injury. In addition, some people’s septa bend or curve to one side during normal childhood and adolescent development.
Surgeries that correct a deviated septum include submucous resection, septal reconstruction, and septoplasty. Surgeries to repair or correct a deviated septum usually take less than two hours to perform in an outpatient surgery center.
About Angelo Consiglio, MD:
An experienced physician with nearly 25 years of experience, Dr. Consiglio currently practices in Marathon, Florida. The owner of Allergy Ear Nose & Throat, Inc., he treats a variety of critical and chronic medical conditions, including allergies, breathing problems, and ear infections. To make an appointment with Dr. Angelo Consiglio, call 305-289-4400.