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

Dr. Patrick Greaney's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and eyelid lift. Dr. Greaney is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. 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. Dr. Greaney speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable ... (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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kovach's clinical interests: cancer surgery, blepharoplasty, and varicose veins. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovach takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

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

Dr. Suhail Kanchwala is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), deviated septum, and septoplasty. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kanchwala attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. In addition to English, 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 is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

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

Dr. Joseph Serletti's medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and botox injection. Dr. Serletti's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Serletti has an open panel. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

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

Dr. Oren Friedman is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Friedman is conversant in Hebrew. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Friedman trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Friedman has received include 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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Rosen is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosen include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and pituitary tumor. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen takes. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Rosen 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 is a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and eyelid lift. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Copit is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete 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. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011. Dr. Copit is professionally affiliated with 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Boon is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boon include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and esophageal manometry. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boon honors. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Boon has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Esophageal Manometry, ... (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. Her clinical interests include neck reconstructive surgery, deviated septum, and septoplasty. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wu honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Wu's residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wu's office for an appointment.

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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 facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Aslanidis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Aslanidis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks 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. John W McGrath Jr., MD, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John McGrath's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: acoustic neuroma, snoring, and thyroid surgery. Dr. McGrath is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. McGrath takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McGrath completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Turbinectomy, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ara Chalian is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Chalian's clinical interests: cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Chalian attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His 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 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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and salivary gland cancer. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Thaler accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Thaler attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Thaler has received professional recognition including the following: 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. In addition to English, she speaks French. She 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, 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include tumor, deviated septum, and wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Stanton is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Stanton attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

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

Dr. James Palmer specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Palmer attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Palmer include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Palmer's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012. His 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: Deviated Septum, Nose Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Kennedy specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kennedy has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2016.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, Facial Problems, Endoscopic 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.