We found 6 providers matching deviated septum surgery and who accept Blue Cross Out of State near Mount Laurel, NJ.

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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 is a facial plastic surgery, general surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Gadomski attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gadomski include throat cancer, otosclerosis, and sinus cancer. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gadomski has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Cultrara include throat cancer, sinus cancer, and ear pain. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cultrara's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: ear pain, sleep apnea, and tinnitus. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cantrell honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Cantrell's residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cantrell'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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: throat cancer, sinus cancer, and ear pain. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Gupta performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Gupta is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gupta 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include otosclerosis, ear pain, and tinnitus. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Shah is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
73 S Main Street
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Veloudios is an ophthalmologist in Medford, NJ, Cinnaminson, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Veloudios include macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Veloudios graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. She trained at Temple University Hospital for her residency. Her professional affiliations include 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.