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We found 5 providers matching deviated septum surgery and who accept Community Care Network near Voorhees, NJ.

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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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include throat cancer, esophageal varices, and otosclerosis. Dr. Schwartz has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He welcomes 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 is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Patients gave Dr. Rowan an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include esophageal varices, otosclerosis, and sinus cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Rowan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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 sees patients in Willingboro, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Belafsky attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat cancer, esophageal varices, and otosclerosis. Dr. Belafsky is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Belafsky is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He welcomes new patients.

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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 medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, otosclerosis, and ear pain. On average, patients gave Dr. Bresalier a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bresalier honors. Before performing his residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Bresalier attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bresalier is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Woodbury, NJ, Sewall, NJ, and Willingboro, NJ. Before performing his residency at The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Shah attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include throat cancer, esophageal varices, and otosclerosis. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shah's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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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.