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The condition of Deviated Nasal Septum appears when the thin wall or nasal septum between an individual’s nasal passages is shifted to one side. In plenty of people, the nasal septum is found to be off-center. This causes one nasal passage to be smaller than the other and leads to health complexities like difficulty in breathing. Dr G V K Chaitanya Rao is not only the Best Deviated Nasal Septum Surgeon in Hyderabad, but he is also the Best ENT Doctor in Hyderabad.
Dr GVK Chaitanya Rao is a notable name in Hyderabad and is appreciated for his contributions to the field of medicine. He is known for his expertise in the domain of Nose and Sinus surgeries, Otology, Snoring and Sleep Apnea surgeries and endeavors to provide his patients with the finest care.
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About Dr. G V K Chaitanya Rao
Dr Chaitanya Rao is a member of the esteemed American Rhinologic Society (ARS) and European Rhinologic Society (ERS). With his 10+ years of extensive experience in the domain of ENT, he has a learning approach towards the field. Dr Chaitanya Rao is a true believer of the fact that a doctor needs to keep on updating or upskilling his knowledge round the clock in order to serve the patients with more competence. He advocates his belief by tutoring other ENT specialists through Hyderabad ENT Research Foundation and so far has imparted knowledge to more than 3000 ENT surgeons.
Dr Chaitanya Rao is not only the Best ENT Doctor in Hyderabad but also is the Best Sinus Specialist in India. His areas of expertise include Nose & Sinus surgeries, Otology, Snoring and Sleep Apnea surgeries.
What is deviated nasal septum?
A condition of severe deviated nasal septum or DNS can create a blockage on one side of the nose. This block in turn results in the reduction of airflow, giving rise to breathing problems. In a handful of people, the exposure of a deviated septum to the drying impact of the airflow through the nose may occasionally contribute to crusting or bleeding.
The deviation can be seen in –
- The front part of the nose (Cartilaginous part of nose)
- The back part of the nose (Bony part of nose)
- The junction between the bone and the cartilage (Floor or middle of nose)
The deviation can take the form of the alphabet ‘C’ or the alphabet ‘S’, either straight or reverse.
The reasons for a deviated nasal septum is primarily congenital. Inside the womb of a mother, the baby presses against the walls of the uterus or against its own arms and legs leading to DNS. During a natural delivery, a baby is generally delivered in the right occiput anterior or left occiput anterior positions. In these positions, the nose of the baby is pressed against the hip bone of the mother. This pressure can cause deviation in the nasal septum. Even certain instrumentations used to pull the baby’s head from the mother’s uterus can impact the nasal septum. Apart from congenital reasons, one can have a deviated nasal septum by suffering an injury to the nose while playing contact sports (boxing) or meeting with a road traffic accident which results in bone fracture. A deviated nasal septum can also appear if there is a mismatch between the growth of the face palate and the nose.
What are the symptoms of deviated nasal septum?
The symptoms of deviated nasal septum can be classified as –
- Mouth breathing
- Repetitive sneezing
- Post nasal drip
- Nasal congestion
- Nose block
- Noisy breathing
- Nose bleeding
- One sided facial pain or headache
- Fluid formation in eardrum
- Holes in the eardrum
- Obstructive sleep apnea
Patients with mild symptoms of DNS are recommended nasal sprays, nasal washes and antihistamines. While those with troubling symptoms that can not be rectified by medications or alternate therapies are suggested to undergo septoplasty, to bring the deviated septum to its correct position.
Why Dr. G V K Chaitanya Rao
Dr GVK Chaitanya Rao has been actively engaged in serving his patients as the Managing Director at Dr Rao’s ENT Group of Hospitals. Amid his Post – Graduation days, Dr Chaitanya Rao was invited as a visiting physician to House Institute of Medical Sciences, Los Angeles; Rhinology and Anterior skull base unit, Ohio State University Medical Centre, Columbus, Ohio and University of Michigan from where he acquired his knowledge. He is among the very few Indian ENT specialists who have undergone training in Advanced Sinus Surgery at IRCAD Taiwan. Besides this he is the humble recipient of the distinguished Vaidya Vibhushan Award 2019, awarded by Telangana State Government.
Deviated Nasal Septum FAQs
Septoplasty is the surgical procedure in which the deviated part of the nasal septum is removed. It corrects and straightens the septum, allowing for better airflow through the nose. The entire surgery takes 30 to 45 minutes and is usually done under general anesthesia and local anesthesia.
You should consult a doctor if the following symptoms show up –
- Blocked nostril or nostrils
- Recurrent nose bleeds
- Frequent sinus infections
If deviated nasal septum is left untreated, it can give rise to complications like –
- Dry mouth
- Chronic sinus problems
- Nasal congestion
- Disturbed sleep
- Only being able to sleep on one side
- Noisy breathing during sleep
No. There are no studies indicating that the deviated nasal septum can be genetically transmitted. So no, your child will not get it from you.
No. The structural issues, like deviated nasal septum, cannot be corrected without surgery. However, if you have mild symptoms, we can use simple medications to help you with them.
Nasal septum grows up to 15 years of age. So if the child is diagnosed with a deviated nasal septum, the nasal septum can worsen until the nasal septum growth completes. The deviated nasal septum cannot grow with age in adults. However, the symptoms they experience can worsen, if the deviated nasal septum starts causing sinus issues.
No. After a well-done septoplasty, the deviated nasal septum cannot occur.
No, it cannot. Deviated nasal septum is a constant issue you’ll be having, but the symptoms you experience can worsen at night. Patients having deviated nasal septum prefer to sleep on their right side or left side because they feel comfortable and they’re able to breathe better in those positions.
Yes, you can. It is not a life-threatening condition, but why should you? If the deviated nasal septum is causing very troubling symptoms, a simple surgery can help you with getting rid of these issues.
No, it is not. There can be mild discomfort around the nose, and around the teeth area after the surgery, but we prescribe certain medications which can help you with it.
No, the surgery is done endoscopically, so there’ll be no cuts or marks visible on the outside of the face. The shape of your nose will not change with the surgery.
Yes. You will see a marked difference in your breathing after the surgery. It takes anywhere between 30 to 45 days for the complete healing complete.
With an index finger, they can close their right nose and breathe through the left nose and breathe out to the left nose. Now, they can close their left nose and breathe in and breathe out through the left nose. If they’re having difficulty breathing through one side, that means they most likely have a deviated nasal septum. On the side where they have difficulty breathing, they can simply pull the nose outside by pulling on the cheek and if they’re able to breathe better, the deviated nasal septum diagnosis is confirmed.
The nasal septum is a partition. It is present exactly in the center, separating the nasal cavity into the right nose and the left nose. This nasal septum is made up of cartilage in the front and bone in the back and the floor.
Before proceeding with septoplasty surgery, the doctor is likely to evaluate the following factors –
- Risk factors or complications
- Pre-existing conditions
- Previous surgeries
- Alcohol, drug and tobacco use
The potential risks related to septoplasty can be listed as –
- Perforation of septum
- Altered nose shape
- Discoloration of nose
- Deceased sense of smell
- Temporary numbness in upper gums and teeth
- Septal hematoma (mass of blood)
- Anesthesia complications
- Cerebrospinal fluid leak
- Septal abscess
- Saddle nose
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