February 28, 2011

Septal Stapler for Septoplasty Surgery

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure whereby the septum, which is the wall that separates the right and left nasal cavities, is straightened out. Read more details of the surgery here.

During this surgical procedure, it is not uncommon for ENT surgeons to place splints and/or packing to bring the septum back together after the procedure is performed. Other surgeons avoid placing splints/packing by suturing the septum together.

A relatively new device called the ENTact Septal Stapler is yet another way to get the septum back together after straightening. I tried this device a few years ago, but stopped due to some instrument shortcomings. However, the company has made a few improvements that has made me reconsider trying it.

Check out this video animation on how this device works.

Watch how septoplasty is performed.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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