Septoplasty in Spain

Treatment and Cost

10

Total Days
In Country

2 No. Travelers

2 Day in Hospital

8 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 5000

Hospitals

About the Septoplasty

The nasal septum is the wall present in the nose which separates the nasal cavity into the right and left cavities. The nasal septum is made of cartilage in the anterior region and bone in the posterior region. Though a slight deviation in the septum is normal finding, a greater extent of deviation in the septum results in soecific deviated septum symptoms by blocking a side of the nose causing breathing difficulties due to reduced airflow.  Septoplasty is the surgical procedure which helps in straightening the deviated nasal septum. While performing septoplasty surgery, the surgeon may trim (cut and remove parts of septum), reposition (placing in the middle of the nose) and replace cartilage, bone or both. Deviated septum symptoms such as breathing difficulty, physical structure and features of the nose are taken into consideration before planning septoplasty.

How is Septoplasty performed?

Septoplasty Procedure

A septoplasty is carried under local or general anesthesia. The type of anesthesia used and the duration of the surgery depend on the complexity of the condition. The surgical procedure usually takes 30 to 90 minutes to complete.

The typical procedure is carried out in 4 steps;

Step 1:  The surgeon will make an incision on one side of the nose to access the septum. The mucous membrane (the protective covering of the septum) is lifted from the septum on one side.

Step 2: An incision is made on the septum in front of the nasal deviation and the nasal mucosal lining is lifted away from the septum on the other side.

Step 3: Then, the deviated septum will be moved into the midline position. Barriers such as extra pieces of bone or cartilage, will be removed.

Step 4: The last step is the repositioning of the mucous membrane. This is carried out by various methods. One method is suturing the membrane and septum to hold them in place. However, packing the nose with cotton is sometimes enough to keep them in position.

Deviated Septum Surgery Cost

Deviated septum surgery cost depends on the hospital and the country where you are planning to get operated.

Anesthesia

The surgery may be performed under local or general based on the patient’s condition and the surgeon’s preference.

Recovery from Septoplasty

Recovering from a Septoplasty

Septoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis; therefore, the patient may be discharged on the same day after the anesthetic affect is worn off.

To promote healing and minimize swelling, physical activity should be limited for several weeks post surgery. Physical activities can increase blood pressure and lead to heavy nasal bleeding.

Tips for a quicker recovery include:

  • Elevating the head at night
  • Not blowing the nose for at least three days after surgery
  • Wearing clothing that may not require pulling over the head

Cartilage and other nasal tissues may take up to a year to fully settle into their new shape. Breathing will improve shortly after the procedure. The wound can be healed quickly.

 

Risks associated with surgery

  • Persistence of previous symptoms (difficulty in breathing), despite surgery
  • Excessive bleeding
  • A change in the shape of the nose
  • Septal perforation (An opening in the septum)
  • Anosmia (decreased sense of smell)
  • Septal hematoma (The collection of blood in the nasal space that would need to be drained)
  • Numb sensation

Patient Stories

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the health care infrastructure of Spain / Why should opt for Spain as a destination for your medical treatment?
Spain has a uni payer healthcare system. This means that there is universal coverage for most of the expenses (excluding prescription drugs). One might have to wait for quite some time to avail of elective procedure treatment in Spain. Non-European travelers must have valid health insurance coverage to benefit from the hospitals in Spain. One can also avail of it on a residency visa. The private insurance system helps you to avail the benefits at monthly costs. The taxes in Spain are comparatively lower than those of other European countries. Hence, one can surely opt for this country for medical treatment.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Spain? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety. Here are a few JCI certified hospitals in Spain :
  • Vithas Xanit International Hospital
  • Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud
  • Centro Médico Quironsalud Teknon
  • Hospital General de Catalunya
  • Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)
  • Sanitas Hospitales
  • Guttmann Institute
  • Instituto Balear de Oftalmología (IBO)
Are the doctors/surgeons in Spain of the best quality?
The hospitals in Spain are based on “el sistema national de salud” which provides high-quality care and medical centres, that is, “centros de salud”. This system has public and private healthcare systems, often within the same level. Since many countries send ex-pats here, one can even find an English speaking doctor very easily. Most doctors are adequately skilled and can handle the cases.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in Spain?
One has to apply for a Schengen Visa to gain entry into Spain for a medical purpose. The required documents when applying for a Schengen Visa for Medical Treatment are as follows:
  1. Visa application form.
  2. Two photos.
  3. Valid travel document/passport.
  4. A copy of your passport's data page.
  5. Roundtrip flight reservation.
  6. Travel Medical Insurance.
  7. Proof of accommodation
What support services does MediGence provide in Spain?
MediGence has been praised on a global scale for the list of services they provide. Apart from the listed services, the staff and the guides are adorned for their customer interaction, impromptu assistance, and various other assistance related guidance throughout the tour. Thus, the list of services provided by MediGence are:
  • Insurance query related guidance
  • In-detail guidance till completion of the medical tour
  • Visa Assistance
  • Free airport to hospital transfer
  • On-Ground Support
  • Teleconsultations
  • Accommodations Assistance
  • Rehabilitation and recovery services
Which are the best cities in Spain for medical treatment?
Spain has many cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Pamplona that have some of the best hospitals in Spain. Madrid has good hospitals for general and reproductive health facilities. Barcelona has hospitals specializing in child healthcare.

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