Deviated Septum in Long Island, NY
Snoring, chronic congestion and problems breathing may all be signs of a deviated septum. Eunice E. Park, MD, who is dual board-certified in facial plastic surgery and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology), offers treatments for a deviated septum for the residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York.
What is a Deviated Septum?
The septum is a combination of cartilage, bone and mucous membrane that runs down the middle of your nose. The purpose of the septum is to divide the nasal cavity into two sides and preserve balanced air flow. A deviated septum is a condition in which the septum does not follow a straight line or is off-center. This can interfere with your breathing and lead to sinusitis, and inflammation of the sinuses.
Eight out of 10 people have a deviated septum, but many people do not experience problems. Those who do should schedule a consultation with Dr. Park to determine the appropriate plan of treatment.
Benefits of Treatment for a Deviated Septum
Treatment for your deviated septum may help improve breathing through your nose. This can help you sleep better and improve your stamina. You may also have fewer episodes of sinusitis or more mild symptoms.
What are the Common Symptoms of a Deviated Septum?
The most common symptoms of a deviated septum are:
- Nasal congestion on one or both sides of the nose
- Loud breathing when you sleep (most common in children and infants)
- Chronic nosebleeds
- Chronic sinus infections
- Feeling as if one or both nostrils is blocked
- Headaches, facial pain, and postnasal drip
A deviated septum may be caused by an injury, or you may have been born with the condition.
How is a Deviated Septum Diagnosed and Treated?
Diagnosing a deviated septum begins with understanding your symptoms and medical history, including any injuries to your nose. Dr. Park will then use a special scope to examine the inside of your nose. If she finds that you have a deviated septum, she may recommend medications to control the symptoms or surgery to correct your septum.
How Much Does Treatment for a Deviated Septum Cost in Long Island, NY?
Medical insurance may cover a portion of your treatment for a deviated septum based on Dr. Park’s findings. After the consultation, we provide an estimated out-of-pocket cost which may vary based on your treatment and any additional diagnostics or treatments that may be needed. For your convenience, we offer several payment options, including cash, checks and major credit cards.
A deviated septum causes a range of symptoms that diminish your quality of life. If you live in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York and would like to be evaluated for a deviated septum, contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Park.