I had two surgeries to correct my breathing problem. The last one was in June 2010. However, my breathing is significantly worse (from right side) compared to before. Is there any doctor that takes insurance in Houston that can help my breathing problem? I have no cosmetic issue! any recommendation? Thanks.
Breathing Problem- Surgery Has Made It Worse
Doctor Answers 3
See an ENT who has expertise in nasal breathing
If you have had 2 surgeries already you really need to see someone whose expertise is JUST nasal breathing (ie a ear, nose throat doctor) as opposed to a plastic surgeon because you may have a more complex issue than just a septum deviation. For example I have seen a narrowing of the boney structure or the back part of the nose, or potentially even polyps.
Continued breathing difficulties after two nasal surgeries
Nasal blockage after surgery
To be better able to address your problem it would be helpful to know what surgical procedures were performed. Either there has been synechiae (bands of scar) form, the septum is in a worse position than it was, or there is stenosis of the nasal valve. My suggestion would be to go into the American Rhinologic Society website and look for member physicians in your area. Without an examination it is impossible to accurately diagnose your condition. Best of luck, Dr. Loury