Septoplasty for Severe Deviated Septum - Stanford, CA

I could not have had a better experience with Dr....

I could not have had a better experience with Dr. M. Throughout my entire life I have had a horrible time breathing through my nose, especially at night when trying to sleep. The cause of this is a severely deviated septum that blocks almost all airflow on one side of my nose. This led to an 18 year addiction to Afrin, which at one point I was using every couple hours. While I managed to quite Afrin at the beginning of this year, absolutely no medication was able to help me breathe.

I finally decided to take it to the next level and consider a Septoplasty, and I heard from multiple sources that Dr. M was the best surgeon for this in the bay. I was a little apprehensive at first since I had a challenging nose for a septoplasty (and you can make yourself paranoid reading about all of the risks and surgeries gone wrong), but Dr. M and his team was always able to put me at ease.

On the day of the surgery everything went flawless. Every person that I spoke to at Standford that day from the receptionist to the nurse that discharged me was friendly, competent, and positive. I woke up from the surgery with absolutely no pain or side effects from the anesthesia that was used. The crazy thing is I could breathe through my nose immediately after the surgery. I didn't even realize that I had stints until I got home. While there was some pain during that week after surgery, it was nothing like what I was expecting or read about.

Now for the best part. After getting my stints removed, I was able to breath better than at any point in my life (including when I was medicated with Afrin). As a true testament to Dr. M's work, 2 months after the surgery I came down with a cold and I was STILL able to breathe out of my nose and sleep at night. My only regret is not doing this surgery sooner. Dr. M really changed my life. Even my most optimistic expectations were exceeded!


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Flawless experience, exceptional results.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I assume you had insurance since you only spent 700?
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Awesome! It's really nice to read a success story. Breathing is pretty important and I'm glad you are able to finally experience it easily. :)

Thanks for being part of RealSelf's septoplasty community.

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