We found 12 providers matching deviated septum surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Jesse Ellis Smith, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1500 South Main - Surgery Clinic
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Smith has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Thyroid Fine Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Dietrich Gracia, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
1204 Fifth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Walter Gracia sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Gracia is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gracia include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Gracia attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gracia accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

Dr. Steven Martin Camp, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
800 12th Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Steven Camp is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Camp is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Camp include: Real Self 100; Fort Worth Top Doctors; and Texas Monthly Super Doctors Rising Stars RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Camp's hospital/clinic affiliations include Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Yadranko N Ducic, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
923 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Yadranko Ducic practices facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ducic include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ducic accepts. Dr. Ducic attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Ducic (or staff) is conversant in Serbo-Croatian and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, Thyroid Fine Needle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $340
Dr. Vishnu Kumar Rumalla, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
800 Eighth Avenue; Suite 240
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Vishnu Rumalla's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Rumalla has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Rumalla accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Susan B Deak Surgical Research Award; William P Burks Surgical Humanist Award; and Top Docs Fort Worth Magazine, RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

Dr. Kiran Polavarapu Polavarapu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
12001 South Freeway, Mob 5; Suite 302
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kiran Polavarapu works as a plastic surgeon. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Polavarapu trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for her residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Polavarapu is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Polavarapu (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Huguley Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1250 Eighth Avenue; Suite 135
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jeremy Watkins is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include allergy skin testing, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Watkins is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Cook Children's. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Watkins obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Larynx ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Glenn Anderson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
800 12th Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Anderson's medical specialty is plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Anderson has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

Dr. Theodorus Jonathan Kurkjian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
800 Eighth Avenue; Suite 336
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Theodorus Kurkjian's specialty is plastic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kurkjian's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Kurkjian has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Cook Children's, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kurkjian's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Dr. Matthew Howard Steele, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
800 12th Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Steele is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steele include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Steele is affiliated with Cook Children's. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Steele has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf 100 Top Social Influencers in Cosmetic Medicine; Top Doctor, Fort Worth Texas Magazine; and Exemplary Teacher Award, University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Dr. Raja Sawhney, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
923 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Raja Sawhney practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sawhney include dermabrasion, otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery), and facelift. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sawhney graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health), North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, and Cook Children's.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Facial Paralysis, Otoplasty, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Facial Problems, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordan Joseph Rihani, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
800 Eighth Avenue; Suite 240
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jordan Rihani works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Southlake, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rihani include rosacea, dermabrasion, and tattoo removal. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rihani trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Rihani is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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