Deviated Septum (Septoplasty)

Deviated Septum (Septoplasty)

Service Type
Body

Septoplasty straightens a deviated (crooked) septum. The septum separates the right and left sides of your nose. It’s made of cartilage and bone and lined with a thin mucous membrane.

A normal septum is straight and centered. A deviated septum is bent or off-center. The deviation can happen:

  • During development before birth
  • As your nose grows
  • After an injury

A deviated septum can cause a range of problems. A bent septum can disturb your sleep and breathing, and in some cases may lead to sinus infections and headaches.

Clinical Practice Terms

Stephen S. Park, MD

Title:
Professor
Division:
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Primary Location:
ENT Clinic
Phone:
434.982.0251

John C Mason, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
General Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Appointment
Primary Location:
Charlottesville ENT Associates
Phone:
434.243.9415

Daniel A Landes, MD

Title:
Assistant Professor
Division:
General Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Appointment
Primary Location:
Charlottesville ENT Associates
Phone:
434.243.9415

Spencer C Payne, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Primary Location:
ENT Clinic
Phone:
434.924.5934

Jose L. Mattos, MD, MPH

Title:
Assistant Professor
Division:
Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Primary Location:
ENT Clinic
Phone:
434.924.5934

Samuel L Oyer, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Primary Location:
Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Phone:
434.243.9391