Hello Dr. Naderi,
I have seen my primary care doctor about the fact that I have had a problem breathing through my nose which he wrote off as allergies. I have been taking allergy medication and nothing has changed with my breathing. I would like to come in and have you take a look at my nose to see if you can medically help the situation and to see if my insurance would cover this procedure. I sniff 24/7 and during exercise, I am unable to breath through my nose, and I start panicing if I can’t breathe through my mouth.
Also, I would like to know how much a consultation is because I’m definitely willing to come in for a consultation to sort out my options.
After I see and examine you, I should be able to tell you whether the issue can be resolved by a Septoplasty, Turbinate reduction, Internal valve repair (also known as vestibuloplasty or spreader grafts) or external valve repair (Alar batten grafts) or Ptotic tip elevation or a combination of such surgical techniques.
If there is a physical or anatomic cause for your breathing problems such as the ones I mentioned above then improvement or correction should be possible.
Insurance should cover the cost of “functional surgery.” If you are also planning on any cosmetic nasal work (rhinoplasty) at the same time, then that portion would be separate and would not be covered by insurance.
Once I see and examine you, my staff can discuss all the specific cost details with you. As for the consultation, purely cosmetic consults are simply $100 and this fee will apply towards your chosen surgery, procedure or injection. In cases such as yours, a “regular office visit” would be charged to your insurance much like if you were seeing any other form of a specialist. I hope this makes sense.
I look forward to meeting you.