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Deviated Septum

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A deviated septum is a condition in which the nasal septum, the thin wall that separates the air passages on either side of the nose, is displaced to one or the other side of the face. A deviated septum most commonly occurs after trauma or injury to the nose.

Correction of a deviated septum involves surgical repair. The experienced otolaryngologists at Jefferson can provide advanced surgical treatment to repair your deviated septum and restore your facial appearance. Jefferson surgeons are experienced in performing septoplasty, a procedure that is performed entirely through the nostrils. During the procedure, badly deviated portions of the septum may be removed entirely or they may be readjusted and reinserted into the nose.

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Our vast experience has allowed us to adapt and modify different surgical techniques to provide you with the best possible result. We are careful to examine new procedures thoroughly before offering them to our patients. You can be assured that if we suggest an operation, it is safe, proven and effective. Our office staff is dedicated to each patient's satisfaction.