Septoplasty and Nasal Valve Repair
Dr. Chu provides an unparalleled quality of care and is highly regarded by his patients and peers. Dr. Chu specializes in the and is highly skilled and experienced in the treatment and disorders of the nasal and sinus.
A deviated septum occurs when the septum is severely shifted away from the midline. The most common symptom from a badly deviated or crooked septum is difficulty breathing through the nose. The symptoms are usually worse on one side, and sometimes actually occur on the side opposite the bend. In some cases the crooked septum can interfere with the drainage of the sinuses, resulting in repeated sinus infections.
A deviated septum may cause one or more of the following:
- Blockage of one or both nostrils
- Nasal congestion, sometimes one-sided
- Frequent nosebleeds
- Frequent sinus infections
- At times, facial pain, headaches, postnasal drip
Septoplasty is the preferred surgical treatment to correct a deviated septum. Dr. Alan Chu specializes in the and is highly skilled and experienced in performing this procedure. Septoplasty is a surgical procedure performed entirely through the nostrils, accordingly, no bruising or external signs occur.