We found 14 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 specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thyroid problems, and dermabrasion. Dr. Durairaj's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Durairaj graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Durairaj is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Hrair Koutnouyan works as a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Glendale, CA and Pasadena, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koutnouyan include thyroid problems, restylane, and laser surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Koutnouyan attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Koutnouyan has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Koutnouyan (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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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, who practices in Glendale, CA and Pasadena, CA, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, restylane, and laser surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Yavrouian is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yavrouian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Yavrouian attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Society; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society; and Regents Scholar. Dr. Yavrouian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Yavrouian 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. Dale Howard Rice, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1450 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dale Rice is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA. He is especially interested in sinus problems and head and neck cancer. Dr. Rice accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program 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. Dr. Rice is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC.

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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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. McAlpin at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McAlpin include sinusitis (sinus infection), salivary gland problems, and sleep apnea. She is affiliated with Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. McAlpin is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise include immunotherapy, endoscopic sinus surgery, and enlarged turbinates. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Medical University of Warsaw, Dr. Wrobel performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Wrobel (or staff) is conversant in Polish and Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Donald J Clutter, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1111 Expostion Boulevard; Building 700
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Donald Clutter is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clutter include facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. Dr. Clutter's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Clutter graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Keagle attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keagle include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Adventist Health System, and California Hospital Medical Center.

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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's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Maki include eyelid surgery, acne, and sleep apnea. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maki takes Health Net and Health Net HMO insurance. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Dr. Maki is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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

Dr. Susan Chobanian is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Chobanian include ear surgery, chin surgery, and skin rejuvenation. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chobanian honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. She speaks Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Dr. Andrew K Choi, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3323 W Olympic Boulevard; Suite 215
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Choi is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, acne, and tattoo removal. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Choi attended Seoul National University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Choi has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Dr. Attenello obtained her medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and 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. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her clinical interests include chin implants, eyelid surgery, and dermabrasion. Dr. Peng is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Peng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Dr. Edwin Kwon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3680 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Edwin Kwon is a plastic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Kwon studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Marina Del Rey Hospital, Cedars-Sinai, and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC).

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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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