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Dr. Stephen John Kovach III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
10th Floor, Penn Tower; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Kovach is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, blepharoplasty, and varicose veins. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kovach attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kovach is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Joseph Greaney Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
840 Walnut Street 15th Floor; 15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Greaney, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and eyelid lift. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greaney graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Greaney is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Suhall Khuzema Kanchwala, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
10th Floor, Penn Tower; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Suhail Kanchwala's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), deviated septum, and septoplasty. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kanchwala honors. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kanchwala's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kanchwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Kanchwala has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Michael Serletti, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
10th Floor, Penn Tower; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Serletti's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Serletti performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Serletti's distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2006 - 2008, and 2009 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Oren Friedman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Walnut Street; 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Oren Friedman specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Friedman attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and blepharoplasty. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012-2016. In addition to English, Dr. Friedman speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Nose Reconstruction, Eyelid Problems, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Robert Rosen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marc Rosen's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosen include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and pituitary tumor. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosen average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Rosen has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Nasal Congestion, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Septoplasty, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,750
  • Medicare Cost: $426
Dr. Steven Eric Copit, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
840 Walnut Street 15th Floor; 15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Copit is a plastic surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and eyelid lift. Patients gave Dr. Copit an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011. Dr. Copit's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Mauritis Steven Boon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mauritis Boon is an otolaryngologist in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and esophageal manometry. Dr. Boon's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Boon attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Boon a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Liza C.G. Wu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 10 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Liza Wu is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Bryn Mawr, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wu include neck reconstructive surgery, deviated septum, and septoplasty. Dr. Wu's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Soo Kim Abboud, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3737 Market Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Soo Abboud's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Abboud a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016. Dr. Abboud speaks Korean. Dr. Abboud's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Ear Pain, Facial Pain, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ara Asadour Chalian, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ara Chalian practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. These areas are among Dr. Chalian's clinical interests: cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chalian include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Chalian is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Deviated Septum, Cosmetic Surgery, Chin Surgery, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Erica Robb Thaler, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street, 5 Silverstein Building; Suite 4283
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Erica Thaler's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Thaler's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and salivary gland cancer. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Thaler has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012, and 2014 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. She is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Oral Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Saul Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
The Curtis Center, Suite 506-1; Independence Square West
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Caplan include neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. David C Stanton, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Stanton's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Stanton's areas of expertise include the following: sleep apnea, snoring, and tumor. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stanton has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Nose Reconstruction, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Aslanidis a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Aslanidis is conversant in Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Ear Pain, Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. James N Palmer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street, 5th Floor Ravdin; Suite 4283
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Palmer is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. These areas are among Dr. Palmer's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Dr. Palmer is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Deviated Septum, Nose Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus ... (Read more)

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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.