We found 32 providers matching deviated septum surgery and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. Patrick Greaney works as a plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and eyelid lift. Dr. Greaney is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greaney accepts. Dr. Greaney welcomes new patients. He 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. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

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 specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Lancaster, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, blepharoplasty, and varicose veins. Dr. Kovach honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kovach welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

Dr. Steven Eric Copit, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
840 Walnut Street 15th Floor; 15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Copit is a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and eyelid lift. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Copit's 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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Copit honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

Dr. Paul M Glat, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
3601 A Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Paul Glat is a medical specialist in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glat include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Glat attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Glat speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Samuel Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Mobe #660
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Ryan Hoffman practices plastic surgery in Wynnewood, PA. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Lankenau Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Hoffman's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Main Line Today's Top Doctors, RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Hoffman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Paoli Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Suhail Kanchwala specializes in plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kanchwala's areas of expertise include the following: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), deviated septum, and septoplasty. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kanchwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Kanchwala is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Oren Friedman sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Friedman's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and dermabrasion. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012-2016. Dr. Friedman is conversant in 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: Dermabrasion, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Eyelid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Serletti is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Serletti studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His training includes a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and botox injection. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Serletti has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Serletti's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Breast Reconstruction with Flap ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Neil Heffelfinger, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ryan Heffelfinger is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heffelfinger's areas of expertise include nasal congestion (stuffy nose), dermabrasion, and deviated septum. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heffelfinger's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Surfer's Ear, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Facial ... (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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Rosen is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rosen has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $1,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $426
Dr. Liza C.G. Wu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 10 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Liza Wu specializes in plastic surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include neck reconstructive surgery, deviated septum, and septoplasty. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Wu has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

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

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Aslanidis's areas of expertise include the following: otosclerosis, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and ear pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Aslanidis is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aslanidis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Mauritis Boon's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and esophageal manometry. The average patient rating for Dr. Boon is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Boon has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Deviated Septum, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard D Krein, PhD, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Howard Krein's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Krein average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krein's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and tonsil cancer. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Krein has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Surfer's Ear, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. John W McGrath Jr., MD, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John McGrath's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: nasal congestion (stuffy nose), acoustic neuroma, and snoring. Dr. McGrath is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. McGrath completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Surfer's Ear, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ara Chalian is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Chalian trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chalian's distinctions 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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

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