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Dr. Stephen Peter Gadomski, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Otolaryngology
204 Ark Road; Bldg-1, Suite-102
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Gadomski's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, general surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Cherry Hill, NJ, Haddonfield, NJ, and Mount Laurel, NJ. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. His areas of expertise include throat cancer, otosclerosis, and sinus cancer. Dr. Gadomski has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Gadomski's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Gadomski's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Harry Cantrell, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1307 White Horse Road; Building A, Suite 100
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Harry Cantrell specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cantrell has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: ear pain, sleep apnea, and tinnitus. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cantrell studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cantrell completed a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Anthony Cultrara, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
204 Ark Road; Bldg-1, Suite-102
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Cultrara is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Cultrara include throat cancer, sinus cancer, and ear pain. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Cultrara honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Dr. Ashmit Gupta, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
204 Ark Road; Bldg-1, Suite-102
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Ashmit Gupta is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include throat cancer, sinus cancer, and ear pain. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Gupta has an open panel.

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Dr. Samir V Shah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
204 Ark Road; Bldg-1, Suite-102
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Samir Shah's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Shah has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include otosclerosis, ear pain, and tinnitus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Shah is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
73 S Main Street
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Veloudios is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Veloudios is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and Cooper University Health Care. She is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Veloudios graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. She trained at Temple University Hospital for residency.

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What is Deviated Septum Surgery?

The septum is the piece of cartilage that separates the nostrils and provides structure for the nose. In some people, the septum becomes crooked or enlarged on one side. When this happens, air does not flow equally between the nostrils, which can lead to breathing problems and other issues. Deviated septum surgery is a procedure to reposition the septum and correct any airflow issues.

The septum is surprisingly fragile, and having a crooked or deviated septum is very common. It most often occurs at birth or after an injury, which can push the septum out of place or simply injure one side of it. As the septum heals, it tends to bulge on the side where it was injured. A deviation tends to get worse over time, so even mild childhood injuries that originally presented no problems can result in airflow issues years or decades later.

Symptoms of a deviated septum can include:

  • Nasal congestion and post-nasal drip
  • Pain
  • Recurrent nosebleeds
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • An uncomfortable blocked feeling in the nose
  • Snoring or sleep apnea

There are different types of surgery used to correct a deviated septum. Septoplasty straightens and centers the septum, removing tissue only if it is necessary to make space for the repositioned septum. Submucosal resection or SMR removes part of the septum to open up the airways. It is called submucosal because the mucous lining of the nose is carefully left in place, which helps keep the nose moist and protected. Deviated septum surgery is sometimes done along with other nasal surgeries, such as a turbinate reduction to remove inflamed turbinate tissue, or a rhinoplasty to correct structural problems in the nose.

Depending on what type of surgery was performed, you can expect the procedure to take one to two hours. It is almost always performed through the nostrils, so there will be no scars. After surgery, you may experience congestion as the septum heals, but it is important not to blow your nose. You may have drainage or bandages, and sometimes you need to keep your head elevated for a few days. Recovery is fairly quick, and you should be breathing easier within one to two weeks.