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Dr. David Neal N Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
200 Bowman Drive; Suite - D 285
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. David Schwartz sees patients in Woodbury, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include throat cancer, esophageal varices, and otosclerosis. Dr. Schwartz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Phillip Todd Rowan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
200 Bowman Drive; Suite - D 285
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. P. Rowan's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Woodbury, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include esophageal varices, otosclerosis, and sinus cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Rowan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Rowan is open to new patients.

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Dr. Robert B Belafsky, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
200 Bowman Drive; Suite - D 285
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Belafsky's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Willingboro, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Dr. Belafsky's areas of expertise include throat cancer, esophageal varices, and otosclerosis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Belafsky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Howard J Bresalier, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
200 Bowman Drive; Suite - D 285
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Bresalier's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Woodbury, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Sewall, NJ. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bresalier include thyroid problems, otosclerosis, and ear pain. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bresalier accepts. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Botsford Hospital.

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Dr. Rasesh Pravin Shah, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1910 East Route 70; Suite 3
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Rasesh Shah specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include throat cancer, esophageal varices, and otosclerosis. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His training includes a residency program at The University Hospital, Newark.

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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.