We found 32 providers matching deviated septum surgery and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Ryan Samuel Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Mobe #660
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Ryan Hoffman is a plastic surgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoffman's clinical interests include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Hoffman has received the distinction of Main Line Today's Top Doctors, RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Paoli Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ryan Neil Heffelfinger, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ryan Heffelfinger is a facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Heffelfinger's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Heffelfinger include nasal congestion (stuffy nose), dermabrasion, and deviated septum. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Surfer's Ear, Lip Implants, Double Eyelid Surgery, ... (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 areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rosen at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rosen has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Postpartum Thyroiditis, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $1,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $426
Dr. Steven Eric Copit, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
840 Walnut Street 15th Floor; 15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Copit is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Copit a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and eyelid lift. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed 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. Dr. Copit's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care.

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Dr. Gurston Gordon Nyquist, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gurston Nyquist's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). Dr. Nyquist is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Septoplasty, Ear Infection, Sinuplasty, Allergies, Facial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patrick Greaney, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and eyelid lift. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greaney honors. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Greaney completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Dr. Stephen John Kovach III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Kovach is a plastic surgery and general surgery specialist. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, blepharoplasty, and varicose veins. Dr. Kovach is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kovach welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. David C Stanton, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Stanton is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: tumor, deviated septum, and wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Stanton is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Stanton takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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

Dr. Liza C.G. Wu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 10 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Liza Wu works as a plastic surgeon in Bryn Mawr, PA and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Wu's clinical interests: neck reconstructive surgery, deviated septum, and septoplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. Wu average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu honors. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. She has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. Dr. Wu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Joseph M Serletti, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1840 South Street; Tuttleman Center, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Serletti's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Serletti include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and gender reassignment (sex change) surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Serletti performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Serletti honors. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2006 - 2008, and 2009 - 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Howard D Krein, PhD, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Howard Krein practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated Dr. Krein highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and tonsil cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Krein is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Krein attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Surfer's Ear, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Wei-Wen Low, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Wood Ambulatory; Care Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Low specializes in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Low a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Low attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Low completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Best Microsurgical Save of 2008, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting; The Don LaRossa, MD Annual Teaching Award, Division of Plastic Surgery; and Penn Pearls Teaching Award. Dr. Low's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Dr. Suhall K Kanchwala, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Suhail Kanchwala is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), deviated septum, and septoplasty. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kanchwala graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kanchwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Kanchwala is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Virtua Marlton Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ara Chalian is an otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Chalian a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chalian accepts. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Chalian's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Erica R 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). Dr. Thaler's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and salivary gland cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Thaler is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thaler takes. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Thaler include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012, and 2014 - 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. She speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Dr. Paul M Glat, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
3601 A Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Paul Glat is a pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Philadelphia, PA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Glat include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Glat's residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Glat has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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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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