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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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Smith has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks the following languages: Serbo-Croatian and French. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. Dr. Ducic is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. After attending the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ducic honors. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samuelson include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. Dr. Samuelson's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Cook Children's. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Samuelson trained 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. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: allergy skin testing, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and enlarged turbinates. The average patient rating for Dr. Watkins is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Watkins is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Cook Children's. Dr. Watkins is accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Sawhney obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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, Otoplasty, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Facial Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, ... (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.