DNS Surgery or Septoplasty Surgery in Gurgaon India
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that’s done to fix a deviated nasal septum. A deviated septum occurs when the cartilage that separates your nostrils is out of position. This can cause breathing problems, nosebleeds, and pain. The main goal of septoplasty is to correct the alignment of your septum in order to improve airflow through your nose. Septoplasty is typically a day care procedure and can be done under either local or general anesthesia.
Why Surgery is Needed
If you notice people around, you will find that their nasal bone is misalligned and is apparently visible. This is called deviated nasal septum. Basically septus is the wall of bone and cartilage that divides your nose into two separate nostrills. A DNS occurs when the septum is moved towards one side. DNS could be either by birth or due to some nasal injury. However it is to be noted that septoplasty is different from a rhinoplasty surgery. A rhinoplasty surgery is correction of shape externally whereas septoplasty is internal correction of the misalligned septum. Following symptoms if observed may need a corrective septoplasty surgery:
Blockage of one or both nostrils
Nasal congestion, sometimes on one side
Frequent sinus infections
Facial pain, headaches, postnasal drip
Noisy breathing during sleep in infants and young children
At GNH Hospital our ENT specialist and surgeon Dr Priyanjana A Sharma takes about 30 minutes to 45 minutes to complete a septoplasty. Also Dr Sharma has expertise of doing the DNS or septoplasty surgery under local as well as general anaesthesia. They’ll lift up the mucous membrane, which is the protective covering of the septum. Then, the deviated septum will be moved into the right position. Any barriers, such as extra pieces of bone or cartilage, will be removed. The last step is the repositioning of the mucous membrane.
Post surgery you will have nasal packs put in for couple of days.The same would be removed on the day of follow up with your ENT specialist Dr Priyanjana Acharyya Sharma at GNH Hospital Gurgaon Haryana India. You will be on certain antibiotics and pain killers for few days as a part of treatment.