Mayo Clinic's approach


At Mayo Clinic, an experienced team of specialists evaluates and treats people who may have nasal surgery. Doctors from one or many areas may evaluate and treat you. These doctors may include 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).


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 changes the appearance of the nose, Mayo Clinic's board-certified facial plastic surgeons, plastic surgeons and other specialists customize nasal surgery to an individual's facial structure and needs.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, 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.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

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.

More information about billing and insurance:

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Dec. 15, 2023
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