Blocked Nose / Deviated Septum Treatment

What causes a blocked nose?

Generally, a blocked nose is caused by a deviated nasal septum. This is where the bone and cartilage that divide the nasal cavity of the nose in half, is significantly off centre or crooked.

The symptoms can include:

  • A consistent dry mouth
  • Headaches
  • Impaired smell
  • Recurrent sinusitis
  • Snoring

What knock on effect does a blocked nose have on your health?

When your nose starts to block it causes you to breathe through your mouth. This can shift the oxygen and carbon dioxide balance. When your body identifies that this is happening it naturally constricts the nasal passages making the situation worse.

How can a blocked nose be treated?

In the simplest terms, if you free the airways to allow air to pass through the nose and throat it will stop the vibration of tissues which stops snoring and increases your oxygen supply.

This can be from simple advice, to appropriate specialist referral, or if you are a suitable candidate it may involve Laser Assisted Uvuloplatoplasty (LAUP). Everyone must attend an initial assessment with Dr. Pearse Phelan. This is to determine if you are a suitable candidate for LAUP treatment or if simple advice and education is enough to resolve your problem.

What is laser assisted Uvuloplatoplasty? (LUAP)

LAUP is a simple laser procedure which involves freeing the airways by shrinking the septum and remodeling the excess vibrating soft tissue. As it is performed under local anaesthetic you will not experience any pain during the treatment.

What does the treatment consist of?

Everyone must attend for an initial assessment with Dr. Phelan. This is to determine if you are a suitable candidate for LAUP treatment or if simple advice and education is enough to resolve your problem.

If you are a suitable candidate you will be given all the relevant information to take away and if you decide to continue you can contact the clinic to book the procedure.

On the procedure day you will be met by both Dr. Phelan and Professor Yves Kamami. Together they will conduct an additional assessment and confirm the exact treatment. The blocked nose procedure takes approximately 15 minutes to perform. You will be in and out in an hour, ready to return to your life straight away.

Following the procedure, you will receive a follow up call from Dr. Phelan to ensure all has gone as expected.

What results can I expect?

The majority of our patients experience long term resolution after the procedure. Dr. Phelan will contact you following the procedure and if you have any ongoing concerns he will recommend the next course of action. This may involve a follow up appointment with either Dr. Phelan or Professor Kamami.

What is the cost?

Initial Appointment €150. This is payable when you book the appointment. If you cancel with in excess of 48 hours’ notice this amount is refundable.

LAUP Procedure:

  • One area (nose or throat) €1950
  • Two areas (nose and throat) €2,450


Initial assessment: €150
One area (nose or throat) €1950
Two areas (nose and throat) €2,450


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I wish to express my gratitude to you an all your staff for the wonderful experience I had at the Fitzwilliam Private Clinic. I have suffered snoring for the past 20 years. This was a problem not just for me but for my wife and family. I read an article about your clinic in the paper and I immediately booked in for a consultation. I was recommended your laser procedure which took twenty minutes to perform, after which my snoring stopped completely.

Kevin, Limerick