If your septum is only minimally deviated, antihistamines and decongestants may be all you need to maintain clear nasal passageways. Otherwise, there’s only one treatment: septoplasty.

Septoplasty is an outpatient surgical procedure that straightens your septum and ensures it’s in the middle of your nose. During your procedure, Dr. Gergits trims and repositions the tissue. In some cases, he may need to replace some of the cartilage.

Sometimes a deviated septum is caused by crooked bones pushing against the cartilage. If you have that problem, Dr. Gergits can reposition the bones, and if needed, he can place extra cartilage along the bones to maintain their position.