The nasal septum is the wall that divides the right and left nasal passages. It is comprised of cartilage and bone, and it supports the overall nasal structure. The nasal septum can become deviated, or crooked, as a result of trauma or natural growth and development. This deviation can block the nasal passages, making it difficult to breath. The condition can possibly lead to snoring or sleep apnea.
The surgery to correct a deviated septum is called a septoplasty, or septal reconstruction. At The Comprehensive ENT Center of Texas in Austin, Dr. Daniel Leeman specializes in septoplasty and septal reconstruction. Because the septum continues to develop until the age of 18, the procedure is most often performed on adults. A septoplasty may help correct:
Depending on the degree of deviation, a septoplasty can last from one to one and a half hours. Dr. Leeman often performs this outpatient procedure under local or general anesthesia.
Physicians who specialize in otolaryngology diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat and head and neck disorders. Commonly referred to as ENT physicians, otolaryngologists like Dr. Leeman are trained in head and neck surgery, as well as medical management for patients with hearing, balance, speech, voice, taste and smell disorders.
Yes, our physician provides leading care to patients of all ages, including children.
Our highly trained surgeons perform procedures to alleviate disorders and injuries of the ear, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck and related structures. Common procedures include septoplasty, sinuplasty, tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy, reconstructive facial surgery and the removal of cancers.
Yes, our physicians can perform tests to determine the substances to which you are allergic and your sensitivity to each. Dr. Leeman will then prescribe a treatment method to manage your specific needs.
Depending on the cause of your snoring, our ENT specialists can employ methods to correct the issue. Treatment options include modifying your diet and lifestyle, medication and surgery.
Yes, our licensed audiologist, Dr. Deyanira Gonzalez, can perform a hearing evaluation to assess hearing loss determine which hearing aid is best suited to your lifestyle.
We accept and file most insurance, because we want you focused on your health, not your finances. Some of our accepted insurance carriers include:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Coordinated Care Network
National Choice Care
Private Healthcare Systems
Seton Health Plan
Teachers Retirement System
Some insurance providers do require a referral in order to cover a visit to specialist like Dr. Leeman. If you are unsure of your coverage, please contact your health insurance provider.