We found 5 providers matching deviated septum surgery and who accept Community Care Network near Voorhees, NJ.
Dr. David Schwartz, who practices in Woodbury, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: throat cancer, esophageal varices, and otosclerosis. Patients rated Dr. Schwartz highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz honors. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Schwartz welcomes new patients.
Dr. P. Rowan is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. These areas are among Dr. Rowan's clinical interests: esophageal varices, otosclerosis, and sinus cancer. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rowan's practice is open to new patients.
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. His clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and tinnitus. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Belafsky is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Belafsky's office for an appointment.
Dr. Howard Bresalier is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, otosclerosis, and ear pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bresalier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Botsford Hospital. Dr. Bresalier is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. Rasesh Shah works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at The University Hospital, Newark for residency. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include throat cancer, esophageal varices, and otosclerosis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Shah is accepting new patients.
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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
- 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.