Mayo Clinic's approach

Teamwork

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

Mayo Clinic surgeons who have expertise and experience in the necessary surgical techniques will provide you with the most appropriate surgical options.

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.

Research

Mayo Clinic doctors continue research in optimizing surgical options for nose surgery.

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. After Sinus Surgery at Age 82, Charles Metzler Is Breathing Easy

    If you go looking for Charles Metzler, you?ll often find him out on the acreage he owns in the Rocky Mountain foothills near Casper, Wyoming. The 82-year-old spends his days tending his well-manicured lawn, caring for his troop of animals ? ducks, rabbits, a pot-bellied pig named Mimi, and a miniature donkey named Haley ? [...]

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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References
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