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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). Dr. Gadomski's areas of expertise include the following: throat cancer, otosclerosis, and sinus cancer. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Gadomski has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cantrell's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: ear pain, sleep apnea, and tinnitus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cantrell is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include throat cancer, sinus cancer, and ear pain. Dr. Cultrara is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cultrara's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Haddonfield, NJ, Mount Laurel, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include throat cancer, sinus cancer, and ear pain. Dr. Gupta is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He is open to new patients.

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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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Cherry Hill, NJ, Haddonfield, NJ, and Mount Laurel, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include otosclerosis, ear pain, and tinnitus. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
73 S Main Street
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Veloudios specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Medford, NJ, Cinnaminson, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. Dr. Veloudios's clinical interests include macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Veloudios trained at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Veloudios is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and Cooper University Health Care.

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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.