Deviated Septum, Nasal Septum

Deviated Septum, Nasal Septum


Project Description

Deviated Septum Surgery in NJ (Septoplasty)

A deviated septum can lead to breathing difficulties as well as negatively alter the shape of the nose. A septoplasty is a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Monica Tadros for her patients in NJ, is aimed to correct for a deviated septum. For many individuals, a surgery to correct for both functional abnormalities and nasal shape is best indicated. The nasal septum is the most critical part of the support structure that holds up our nose. The septum is comprised of cartilage and bone that divides the right and left nostrils in the front and extends all the way back to the sinuses to form our foundation. All of the other cartilages and bones that form our tip, nasal bridge and nasal shape attach to this key structure. Dr. Monica Tadros specializes in deviated septum surgery (septoplasty) for her patients in NJ and Bergen County.

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Dr. Tadros accepts most POS and PPO insurances for any medical issues related to the nose as an out of network provider. Please contact us today or call 201-771-8151.

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Deviated Septum In Depth

by Monica Tadros, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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What is a Deviated Septum & How Is a Deviated Septum is Treated?

A deviated septum simply implies that the septal cartilage component, septal bone component or both are crooked.  When this occurs, the nasal airway is narrowed and can be one reason why breathing is impacted. The origin of a deviated septum ultimately centers on any insult that may have caused the septal cartilage or bone to grow off course. This deviated septum may be due to a congenitally inherited predisposition, uterine development, trauma during childbirth or early nasal trauma that leads to a shift off the bony growth plate.  Many times fractures of the septum are overlooked after nasal trauma in children and teens if a CT scan or endoscopic evaluation is not performed because the septum is a deep structure that cannot be well visualized externally. Over time the shape of the deviated septum may worsen the nasal airway and sinuses for many NJ individuals, lead to chronic mouth breathing and affect nasal development.

A “Septoplasty” is a nasal operation performed in Dr. Tadros’ office in Edgewater, NJ, most often done through the patient’s nostrils without any external incisions to improve breathing and correct a deviated septum. A basic septoplasty, also known as septal reconstruction, corrects the deviated portions of cartilage and bone and realigns these structures in the anatomic midline with no external change in the shape of the nose.  When indicated, a deviated septum procedure in NJ may be combined with Turbinate Reduction and/or Balloon Sinuplasty or Endoscopic Sinus Surgery to fully restore the sinus-nasal airway.  If the nose is also very crooked externally, a nasal fracture may have been overlooked and a “Septo-Rhinoplasty” may be indicated to fully correct the condition.

To schedule your no-obligation deviated septum surgery consultation with Dr. Monica Tadros, please use the contact form to request additional information or call 201-771-8151 to speak to one of our Patient Advisors. Our office is conveniently located near 300 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631.

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