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What is the Deviation Operation ?

The cartilage of the nose that separates the nostrils is called the septum. This cartilage should be right in the center and evenly divide the nostrils into two. But sometimes irregularities in the septum can be traced, and in these cases the two nostrils do not appear equally.

Deviation is congenital, that is, it occurs in cases where a person was born in this state, or it can also occur with an external trauma (accident, impact).

A deviated septum is usually not obvious from the outside and does not cause any problems. When excessive deviation of the nasal septum to one side is observed, it will lead to congestion in the nasal tract. Other accompanying symptoms may include decreased air flow, respiratory problems, nasal congestion problems, interference with nasal drainage, leading to infection, and increased runny nose.

The symptoms of deviation observed in the nasal cartilage are most noticeably nasal congestion. Recurrent sinus infections can also be caused by deviation. The main symptoms include headache, facial pain, runny nose, and snoring and loud breathing during sleep.

With septoplasty, cartilage and bone that are deviated are tried to be corrected. The nasal septum is straightened and re-positioned right in the middle of the nose. While cartilage and bone are being reshaped, sometimes some of it can be removed. Septoplasty can be performed not only to correct the deviation of cartilage and nasal bone curvature, but also sometimes to treat sinusitis, remove nasal polyps, and treat all factors that block the airway in the nose.

As a result of septoplasty, problems caused by deviation can be completely eliminated, while the treatment of diseases such as allergies and sinusitis will continue to be treated with medication, as it is not possible to treat only by surgery.

This surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. Sometimes deconstruction of the nose (rhinoplasty) and septoplasty can also be performed together. With rhinoplasty, the shape and structure of the nasal bone and cartilage are changed.

Septoplasty can also be performed with local anesthesia. Depending on the patient’s condition, it takes approximately 90 minutes. Septoplasty is a surgical method that gives very successful results and has a very low risk.

Rarely, complications develop. Only patients who have undergone septoplasty will not see a change in the shape of the nose from the outside after surgery.

If possible, for septoplasty surgery, it is recommended that the patient wait for the operation until the nose growth stops, especially until he / she reaches the age of 15.



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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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