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Get a septoplasty surgery for your deviated nasal septum by the exceptionally proficient Dr GVK Chaitanya Rao – Best ENT Doctor in Hyderabad

The septum is a wall made out of bone and cartilage that divides one’s nose into two separate nostrils. A deviated nasal septum arises when this septum is moved to one side of the nose. Deviated nasal septum makes it harder to breathe as one nasal passage is much smaller than the other. To cure deviated nasal septum, a surgical procedure is carried out to straighten the septum known as septoplasty.

Dr Chaitanya Rao is an excellent ENT specialist with a diligent attribute of utmost care and compassion towards his patients. He strives to deliver his patients with supreme quality of treatment.

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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 septoplasty surgery?

In a septoplasty surgery, the nasal septum is straightened by trimming, repositioning and replacing cartilage or bone (sometimes both). The procedure is done with either local or general anesthesia. It is commonly performed in adolescents and adults.

Septoplasty is a minor and low-risk procedure. Recovery generally takes a few days and requires an average of a week of rest. Complete recuperation will continue for several months to one year.

Apart from the case of a deviated nasal septum, an ENT specialist may recommend septoplasty to:

  • Remove nasal polyps
  • Cure chronic sinusitis
  • Prevent recurrent nosebleeds
  • Treat other conditions that result in a nasal blockage

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.

Septoplasty Surgery FAQs

Before proceeding with a septoplasty surgery, the ENT specialist is likely to evaluate the following factors:

  • Septum
  • Age
  • Health
  • Risk factors or complications
  • Pre-existing conditions
  • Previous surgeries
  • Alcohol, drug and tobacco use

The risk factors related to a septoplasty surgery are:

  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Perforation of septum
  • Altered nose shape
  • Discoloration of nose
  • Decreased sense of smell
  • Temporary numbness in upper gum and teeth
  • Septal hematoma (mass of blood)
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • Septal abscess
  • Saddle nose

The precautions to be taken post a septoplasty surgery are:

  • Elevate the head while sleeping
  • Avoid blowing nose for few weeks
  • Refrain from doing strenuous activities
  • Avoid wearing clothes which needs to be pulled over the head
  • Avoid drinking alcohol
  • Avoid smoking tobacco
  • Avoid returning to work too soon

Consult a doctor if:

  • Trouble breathing
  • A heavy, uncontrollable nosebleed
  • Pain that worsens and doesn’t improve with medications
  • High fever
  • Chills
  • Headaches
  • Disorientations
  • Neck stiffness

The benefits of a septoplasty surgery are:

  • Cures breathing problems triggered by a deviated septum, nasal polyps or other similar conditions
  • Can decrease or eliminate snoring
  • Allows one’s sinuses to drain better

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General FAQs

Yes, online consultation is available on the website.

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists or otolaryngologists are doctors who treat or perform medical surgeries related to ear, nose and throat as well as head and neck areas.

Dr. GVK Chaitanya Rao can be consulted on all days except Wednesday, subject to appointment availability. To book an appointment between 9 am to 8 pm contact us over WhatsApp

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