This surgery is performed to open up the airways in the nose by removing part of one of the nasal turbinate bones and straightening the nasal septum.
The turbinates are three long, narrow, and curled bones covered with mucous membrane that extend into the breathing passage of the nose. The septum is the bone in the center of the nose that divides the left from the right side.
This care path includes the costs of a nasal turbinate excision performed with a septoplasty.
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A nasal turbinate excision and septoplasty may be recommended if you have difficulty breathing through your nose or have other nasal symptoms that have not been well controlled with more conservative approaches such as medications. The surgeries may improve your symptoms by decreasing the size of the turbinate and any blockage caused by a deviated septum. If your healthcare provider recommends these surgeries, ask about specific instructions you should follow before surgery. These may include:
If you are a smoker, you should quit smoking, as it can interfere with your recovery.
A nasal turbinate excision and septoplasty are performed through a small incision made inside the nose. They are usually done as an outpatient in a hospital or ambulatory surgery center (ASC). During your surgery, you will receive anesthesia to keep you comfortable and pain free.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having a nasal turbinate excision and septoplasty?
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