Septoplasty Cost in India – Procedure, Best Doctor & Hospitals

Posted on February 9th, 2020 by Ganesh Gopakumar

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Cost of septoplasty in India

The cost of septoplasty in India comes between USD 1400-1800.

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The huge variation in cost in India depends upon the choice of hospital and the choice of city.

Choice of Hospital

The choice of hospital can lead to a good variation in cost. The cost varies drastically when we go from an economy hospital to a premium hospital. The cost mainly rises in premium hospitals due to the higher room rent, cost for medical care, etc. The quality of healthcare remains the same but the patient can stay in utmost luxury.

Choice of City

The choice of city in which the hospital lies also makes a big difference in the overall price. The cost of food, accommodation, and transportation are much higher in Tier 1 cities. The hospitals in metro cities also charge higher for medical care. Tier 2 cities are cheaper.

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Days in hospital2 days
Days outside hospital10 days
Total days in India12 days

What is septoplasty?

Septoplasty is a corrective procedure of straightening a deviated septum. The procedure is usually completed between 30-90 minutes. You will probably need to get admitted the previous day and can go back home after the procedure.

Why do you need septoplasty?

Septum is the part of the nose that separates your left and right nostrils. The septum can be deviated by birth or by an injury to the nose. The condition leads to difference in the size of nasal passages. One passage will be small and the other one large. This condition leads to breathing difficulty. It can also lead to bleeding and facial pain. Unfortunately, medications cannot fix a deviated septum and surgery is the only option.

Who needs septoplasty?

  • A person with a bent septum who has difficulty in breathing.
  • It may be required as a part of other surgeries such as tumor removal, sinus surgery.
  • People with sleep apnea and snoring problems.

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Advantages of septoplasty

  • Better quality of life
  • Easy breathing
  • Lesser chances of getting a cold and infections.

Pre-surgery

  • Discuss with your doctor your medical history, as well as any medications you may take. The doctor will conduct a physical examination, and your doctor may use an endoscope to examine your septum.
  • X-rays, CT scan and blood tests will be required prior to the procedure.
  • You will have to stop taking certain medications 2 weeks before the surgery. These medications are usually aspirin and advil, and other blood thinning medications. This is done to prevent excessive bleeding during the procedure.
  • You should not eat or drink after midnight on the day of the surgery. This is done to prevent any kind of vomiting or adverse effects of anesthesia.
  • Always bring a family member or friend to drive you home after the procedure.

Procedure

  • Firstly, you will be given general anesthesia to make you free from any pain or discomfort. You will be sleeping throughout the procedure.
  • To repair the septum, the surgeon works through the nostrils rather than from the outside of the nose. An incision is made to separate the mucosa (a soft layer of tissue that lines the septum and nasal passages) from the underlying cartilage and bone.
  • The doctor trims or straightens the bent cartilage and then replaces the mucosa over the cartilage and bone.
  • He will remove polyps or any other growth in the nasal cavity which is necessary to help you breathe better.
  • The incision is closed with an absorbable suture, and soft splints and a bandage-like material may be used to support the septum and prevent bleeding.

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Post procedure

  • You will probably wake up in the recovery room. Mostly, you will stay there until your anesthesia wears off.
  • You can go home within a few hours after the procedure.
  • It is compulsory to wear a mask and prevent getting in contact with dust.
  • Do every step to prevent an infection.
  • You will be provided with medication and a nasal rinser. Use the sinus rinser as taught.
  • Come back for check-up and nasal cleaning as the doctor tells you.

Risks of septoplasty

  • Excessive bleeding
  • A change in the shape of your nose
  • Decreased sense of smell
  • Clotted blood in the nasal cavity
  • Temporary numbness in the upper gum, teeth or nose

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Best doctors in India for Septoplasty

  • Dr. Vijaya Chourdia
  • Dr. BB Khatri
  • Dr. Meenesh Juvekar
  • Dr. Sumit Mrig
  • Dr. KK Ramalingam
  • Dr. Ravi Ramalingam
  • Dr. GVS Rao
  • Dr. Sonia Venugopal
  • Dr. Manish Goyal

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Best hospitals in India for Septoplasty

  • Aster MIMS, Calicut
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
  • The Medanta, Gurgaon
  • Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai
  • Apollo Hospital, Chennai
  • Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Guragon
  • BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
  • Artemis Hospital, Guragon

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FAQ

Are there any effects on the face after the surgery?

No, there are no effects on the face. Your nose, if it was crooked earlier would be more straight by now. Mostly photographs are taken before and after the procedure to see the difference.

Will I be able to breathe normally?

Yes. Almost after the surgery, you will be breathing in a more relaxed way.

Will your nose bleed after the procedure?

Yes, bleeding is normal and there is nothing you need to worry about. Just keep a clean cloth or tissue to wipe off the blood whenever it comes down. You might be provided with medications to prevent bleeding. But be sure to inform your doctor if there is excess bleeding just to be safe.

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