We found 13 providers matching deviated septum surgery near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Kalpna Kay Durairaj, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
800 South Fairmont Avenue; Suite 325
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. K. Durairaj is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Durairaj speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thyroid problems, and dermabrasion. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Durairaj attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Durairaj welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Dr. Hrair A Koutnouyan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
50 Alessandro Place; Suite 230
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Hrair Koutnouyan's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, restylane, and laser surgery. Dr. Koutnouyan is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Koutnouyan's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Koutnouyan (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Chin Surgery, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Skin Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Restylane, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,456
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $344
Dr. Eric John Yavrouian, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
50 Alessandro Place; Suite 230
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Eric Yavrouian is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Glendale, CA and Pasadena, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, restylane, and laser surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Yavrouian honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Society; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society; and Regents Scholar. Dr. Yavrouian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. He is affiliated with Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Dr. Donald Jonathan Clutter, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1111 Expostion Boulevard; Building 700
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Donald Clutter's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Clutter include facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Clutter is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Dr. Dale Howard Rice, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1450 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dale Rice is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of sinus problems and head and neck cancer. Dr. Rice is professionally affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rice include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Sinus Problems, Head and Neck Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $2,210
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $389

Specializes in Otolaryngology
1127 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite #809
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Christina McAlpin's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), salivary gland problems, and sleep apnea. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McAlpin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. McAlpin completed residency programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Dr. Bozena B Wrobel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Bozena Wrobel specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Wrobel graduated from Medical University of Warsaw and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wrobel include immunotherapy, endoscopic sinus surgery, and enlarged turbinates. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Wrobel (or staff) speaks Polish and Russian. Dr. Wrobel is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Clinical Interests: Enlarged Turbinates, Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy, Immunotherapy, Sinus ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $2,210
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $459
Dr. Jennifer Newman Keagle, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 601
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Keagle works as a plastic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Keagle's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Adventist Health System, and California Hospital Medical Center. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient ratings for Dr. Keagle average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Keagle is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Dr. Ahmed Maki, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1700 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue; Suite #2500
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ahmed Maki sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Maki include eyelid surgery, acne, and sleep apnea. Dr. Maki's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Health Net and Health Net HMO insurance. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Dr. Maki is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Dr. Susan L Chobanian, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1510 S Central Avenue; 100
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Susan Chobanian specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Glendale, CA. She is conversant in Armenian. These areas are among Dr. Chobanian's clinical interests: ear surgery, chin surgery, and skin rejuvenation. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Chobanian's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3323 W Olympic Boulevard; Suite 215
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Choi is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Choi's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, acne, and tattoo removal. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Seoul National University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Dr. Natalie Huang Attenello, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1200 N State Street; Room 4136, Department of Otolaryngology
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Natalie Attenello's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Attenello performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Attenello include eyelid surgery, radiesse, and restylane. Patient ratings for Dr. Attenello average 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Dr. Grace Lee Peng, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1200 N State Street; #4136
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Grace Peng's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); she sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Peng's areas of expertise include the following: chin implants, eyelid surgery, and dermabrasion. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Peng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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What is Deviated Septum Surgery?

The septum is the piece of cartilage that separates the nostrils and provides structure for the nose. In some people, the septum becomes crooked or enlarged on one side. When this happens, air does not flow equally between the nostrils, which can lead to breathing problems and other issues. Deviated septum surgery is a procedure to reposition the septum and correct any airflow issues.

The septum is surprisingly fragile, and having a crooked or deviated septum is very common. It most often occurs at birth or after an injury, which can push the septum out of place or simply injure one side of it. As the septum heals, it tends to bulge on the side where it was injured. A deviation tends to get worse over time, so even mild childhood injuries that originally presented no problems can result in airflow issues years or decades later.

Symptoms of a deviated septum can include:

  • Nasal congestion and post-nasal drip
  • Pain
  • Recurrent nosebleeds
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • An uncomfortable blocked feeling in the nose
  • Snoring or sleep apnea

There are different types of surgery used to correct a deviated septum. Septoplasty straightens and centers the septum, removing tissue only if it is necessary to make space for the repositioned septum. Submucosal resection or SMR removes part of the septum to open up the airways. It is called submucosal because the mucous lining of the nose is carefully left in place, which helps keep the nose moist and protected. Deviated septum surgery is sometimes done along with other nasal surgeries, such as a turbinate reduction to remove inflamed turbinate tissue, or a rhinoplasty to correct structural problems in the nose.

Depending on what type of surgery was performed, you can expect the procedure to take one to two hours. It is almost always performed through the nostrils, so there will be no scars. After surgery, you may experience congestion as the septum heals, but it is important not to blow your nose. You may have drainage or bandages, and sometimes you need to keep your head elevated for a few days. Recovery is fairly quick, and you should be breathing easier within one to two weeks.

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