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Nasal congestion due to septum curvature does not directly cause obstructive sleep apnea, while there is a link between deviation and sleep breathing disorders, including snoring and sleep apnea. Septoplasty on its own without treatment, usually known as a surgical procedure to improve breathing by correcting a curved septum, and then improve the effectiveness of other treatments, as well as will help ease some of the symptoms of sleep apnea.

Turkey Medicals member Ear, Nose And Throat Specialist Operator Doctor that getting a good night’s sleep is very important for physical health, and sleep apnea is one of the factors that cause sleep interruption…

Bone curvatures and cartilage surpluses that can occur in the nasal septum due to congenital or received injuries reduce the function of the nose. Nasal curvatures that can cause unilateral or bilateral obstruction of the nose can cause decreased air flow and difficulty breathing. Stating that the quality of life of individuals may decrease significantly due to the deviation of the septum leading to chronic nasal congestion, Op. Dr. the relationship between nasal curvature and sleep apnea:

“In addition to preventing sleep apnea from getting a good night’s sleep and feeling rested during the day, it can lead to more serious problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure, and stroke. Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep problem that causes breathing to stop repeatedly during sleep. Loud snoring can cause problems such as waking up from a deep sleep, pausing in breathing, and waking up tired from a night’s sleep. A serious form of sleep apnea can threaten the patient’s life. It is necessary to conduct comprehensive checks of patients suffering from sleep apnea and determine the factor or factors that lead to this problem. If there is a deviation of the septum behind the triggering of the formation of sleep apnea or exacerbation of sleep apnea, the quality of life can be greatly improved by septoplasty, that is, surgery for curvature of the nose.”

Ear, Nose And Throat Specialist Op. Dr. continues his statements as follows: “There are different types of sleep apnea, and septoplasty in Turkey is one of the few procedures that can completely cure this condition. If the patient’s sleep apnea is caused by nasal congestion in the septum, turbinates, or nasal valve, the symptoms can be almost completely eliminated by surgical procedures. Septoplasty is a nose surgery with a functional nature that can be performed with open or closed techniques. When choosing a technique, a patient-specific decision should be made.

In some patients, septoplasty and rhinoplasty can be performed simultaneously. This operation, in which both the functions and shape of the nose are improved, is called ‘septorhinoplasty’.”


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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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