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

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

Dr. Ryan Hoffman is a specialist in plastic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Hoffman's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Paoli Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hoffman's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Hoffman has received the following distinction: Main Line Today's Top Doctors, RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

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

Dr. Patrick Greaney is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. On average, patients gave Dr. Greaney a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and eyelid lift. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Greaney's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

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

Dr. Joseph Serletti works as a plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and gender reassignment (sex change) surgery. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Serletti studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Serletti trained at Strong Memorial Hospital. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Serletti has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2006 - 2008, and 2009 - 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. He has an open panel.

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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 medical specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Heffelfinger attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Heffelfinger include nasal congestion (stuffy nose), dermabrasion, and deviated septum. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Heffelfinger is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is professionally 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosen include sinusitis (sinus infection), nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Rosen is rated highly by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Rosen has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Postpartum Thyroiditis, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $1,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $426
Dr. Stephen John Kovach III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
10th Floor, Penn Tower; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Kovach specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Lancaster, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kovach include cancer surgery, blepharoplasty, and varicose veins. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kovach is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

Dr. Steven Copit practices plastic surgery in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and eyelid lift. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Copit honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Copit has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care.

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Dr. Gurston Gordon Nyquist, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gurston Nyquist is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nyquist's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Septoplasty, Ear Infection, Sinuplasty, Allergies, Facial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Stanton works as an oral surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Stanton obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: tumor, deviated septum, and wisdom teeth removal. The average patient rating for Dr. Stanton is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanton accepts. Dr. Stanton's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. David William Kennedy, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Kennedy is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kennedy attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and endoscopic sinus surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Kennedy is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Liza Wu practices plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Wu is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wu include neck reconstructive surgery, deviated septum, and septoplasty. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. Dr. Wu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Howard Krein is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krein include cleft lip and palate, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and tonsil cancer. His professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Krein completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Krein accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Dr. Nithin Dev Adappa, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nithin Adappa's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Adappa takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Adappa's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Suhail Kanchwala's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), deviated septum, and septoplasty. Dr. Kanchwala is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Virtua Marlton Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kanchwala's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kanchwala attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kanchwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Dr. David Wei-Wen Low, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Wood Ambulatory; Care Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Low's specialty is plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Low completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Low include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. Dr. Low is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: Best Microsurgical Save of 2008, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting; The Don LaRossa, MD Annual Teaching Award, Division of Plastic Surgery; and Penn Pearls Teaching Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ara Chalian specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chalian include cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Chalian has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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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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