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

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 specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Camp include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camp takes. Before completing his residency at Carolinas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Camp attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Real Self 100; Fort Worth Top Doctors; and Texas Monthly Super Doctors Rising Stars RealSelf Top Doctor. 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

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

Dr. Jesse Smith's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Smith is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

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

Dr. Kiran Polavarapu practices plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Polavarapu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Polavarapu performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Polavarapu include: Texas Rising Stars and RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Polavarapu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Polavarapu is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Huguley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Ducic performed his residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Ducic include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Ducic is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ducic is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks the following languages: Serbo-Croatian and French. He is affiliated with 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. Walter Dietrich Gracia, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
1204 5th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Walter Gracia is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gracia completed residency programs at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Gracia's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gracia has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gracia is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

Dr. Theodorus Kurkjian works as a plastic surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Kurkjian is conversant in Armenian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kurkjian include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Cook Children's, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Kurkjian obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient ratings for Dr. Kurkjian average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kurkjian include: Texas Rising Stars and RealSelf Top Doctor. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kurkjian's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Watkins's clinical interests include anaphylaxis, allergy skin testing, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Watkins attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. His professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Cook Children's. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Watkins's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

Dr. Vishnu Kumar Rumalla, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
800 Eighth Avenue; Suite 240
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Vishnu Rumalla's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Rumalla average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rumalla has received include Susan B Deak Surgical Research Award; William P Burks Surgical Humanist Award; and Top Docs Fort Worth Magazine, RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Rumalla is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

Dr. Robert Anderson is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth. Dr. Anderson graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Anderson has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

Dr. Jordan Rihani is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Southlake, TX and Fort Worth, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rihani include rosacea, dermabrasion, and tattoo removal. Dr. Rihani is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rihani welcomes new patients. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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 plastic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steele include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Steele is professionally affiliated with Cook Children's. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steele honors. Dr. Steele attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Steele include: 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 Otolaryngology
923 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Raja Sawhney works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery), and facelift. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health), North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, and Cook Children's. Dr. Sawhney is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sawhney completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sawhney takes.

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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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