Mayo Clinic's approach

Collaboration

At Mayo Clinic, an integrated, experienced team of specialists evaluates and treats people who may have nasal surgery. Doctors from one or many areas — including an ear, nose and throat specialist, an allergist, a skin specialist (dermatologist), a lung and breathing specialist (pulmonologist), a facial plastic surgeon who is also an ear, nose and throat specialist, or a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon (plastic surgeon) — may evaluate and treat you.

Experience

Your care will be provided by Mayo Clinic surgeons who have the expertise and experience to perform your septoplasty.

Individualized care

For people having septoplasty and surgery that modifies the appearance of the nose, Mayo Clinic's board-certified facial plastic surgeons, plastic surgeons and other specialists customize your nasal surgery to your facial structure and needs.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

  1. Repaired Deviated Septum is a Breath of Fresh Air

    With a deviated septum that blocked her nasal airway, Mistie Melver couldn't breathe through her nose, and she rarely got a good night's sleep. That changed when, after two failed surgeries, she turned to Mayo Clinic. At Mayo, Mistie found a care team committed to ensuring her nasal obstruction repair was a success. Mistie Melver [...]

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for ear, nose and throat by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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