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We found 5 providers matching deviated septum surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Jesse Smith is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith 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. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Bone Cancer, Cosmetic Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (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 is a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Ducic a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ducic completed his residency training at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks 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 welcomes new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $340
Dr. Todd Erik Samuelson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1250 Eighth Avenue; Suite 205
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Todd Samuelson sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. On average, patients gave Dr. Samuelson a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Samuelson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Samuelson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Cook Children's.

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Clinical Interests: Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $407
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1250 Eighth Avenue; Suite 135
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jeremy Watkins' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Watkins include allergy skin testing, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Watkins takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Watkins graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Cook Children's. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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

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

Dr. Raja Sawhney's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Sawhney attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery), and facelift. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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)

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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.