A deviated septum is a condition in which the thin piece of tissue between your nostrils (the septum) is not centered. Dr. Monica Tadros, a board-certified surgeon, specializes in deviated septum surgery for her patients in Manhattan, NY & Englewood, NJ.

Deviated Septum Surgery in Englewood NJ & NYC

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery reports that about 80% of Americans have a misaligned nasal septum, which is the structure dividing the nose into two halves. This misalignment, known as a deviated septum, can lead to issues such as snoring, nosebleeds, breathing difficulties, and recurrent sinus infections, which may affect vision.

Dr. Tadros offers treatment for nasal conditions, accepting most POS and PPO insurances as an out-of-network provider. For appointments, contact us or call our NYC or NJ offices at (201) 408-5430.

A deviated septum occurs when the nasal septum, the cartilage and bone separating the nostrils, is crooked. This can obstruct airflow, causing various symptoms like nosebleeds, facial pain, headaches, postnasal drip, snoring, breathing challenges, sinus pressure, and sleep apnea. Injuries from sports, falls, or accidents often cause a deviated septum, though it can also be congenital.

In Englewood, NJ, Dr. Tadros performs septoplasty, a surgical procedure to correct a deviated septum by adjusting the septum's position. This surgery, which leaves no visible scars, can be done under local or general anesthesia at Dr. Tadros' clinic. The procedure typically lasts 1-2 hours, and patients usually return home the same day, though they cannot drive for 24 hours post-surgery.

Post-surgery, patients should follow Dr. Tadros' recovery instructions, including keeping the head elevated and avoiding certain medications to ensure smooth healing. Bandages will be necessary for about a week to manage drainage, and patients should avoid nasal congestion by not blowing their nose too soon.

Patients undergoing septoplasty with Dr. Tadros in Englewood, NJ, often experience significant improvements in breathing, reduced nasal congestion, and relief from sinus headaches, contributing to a better quality of life.

Dr. Monica Tadros, a respected ENT specialist in Englewood, NJ, and Bergen County, is renowned for her expertise in nasal and sinus diseases. As a Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Columbia University since 2006, she has significantly contributed to medical education in her field.

For those suffering from a deviated septum, Dr. Tadros offers consultations in Manhattan, NY, and Englewood, NJ. Contact her office by phone at (201) 408-5430 or through the contact form for more information on septoplasty. Offices are located at 300 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ, 07631, and 911 Park Ave., New York, NY, 10075.