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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 medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Kovach's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, blepharoplasty, and varicose veins. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. His professional affiliations include 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. Patrick Joseph Greaney Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
840 Walnut Street 15th Floor; 15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Greaney is a plastic surgeon. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Greaney attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and eyelid lift. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Greaney welcomes new patients.

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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 areas of expertise include the following: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), deviated septum, and septoplasty. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Kanchwala honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Kanchwala performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kanchwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. Dr. Serletti is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Serletti has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Serletti attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Serletti 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.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Friedman's clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and blepharoplasty. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patient reviews placed Dr. Friedman at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Friedman has received distinctions including Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012-2016.

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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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and pituitary tumor. Dr. Rosen is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosen's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and eyelid lift. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Copit obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his 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 is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Copit accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian McGettigan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian McGettigan is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Meadowbrook, PA, Bensalem, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. McGettigan include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. McGettigan is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. McGettigan takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Thyroid Cancer, Tinnitus, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mauritis Boon is an otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boon include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and esophageal manometry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Boon studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Boon completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Boon 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 plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Wu's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include neck reconstructive surgery, deviated septum, and septoplasty. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, ... (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 plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. Dr. Caplan is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Caplan is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

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

Dr. Soo Abboud is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Abboud is conversant in Korean. These areas are among her clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Abboud performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abboud has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016.

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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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Chalian is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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 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: 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 is an otolaryngologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Thaler is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and salivary gland cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Thaler's training includes a residency program 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 speaks 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. David C Stanton, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Stanton is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Stanton include sleep apnea, snoring, and tumor. Dr. Stanton's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanton honors. Dr. Stanton's professional 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: 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). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Aslanidis attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Aslanidis's clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aslanidis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is conversant in Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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