Dr. Samir S. Undavia, MD

Dr. Samir S. Undavia, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male | 39 years old

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Dr. Undavia is a dual board certified Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. His practice is focused on the medical and surgical treatment of all aspects of the ear Nose and throat including hearing loss, dizziness, nasal and sinus disease, sinus surgery, revision sinus surgery, tonsillectomy, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and aging face surgery. He has written in numerous pier reviewed journals, presented his work nationally and has performed thousands of surgeries.Read more

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I believe in taking care of all of the aspects of Head and Neck, both functional and plastic / reconstructive....Read more

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in Princeton, NJ |
Dr.Undavia did Septoplasty and Turbinate reduction for me last November. Everything went smoothly without any problem. He is an excellent surgeon. I recovered quickly by following his instructions and I didn't have a sinus infection after the surgery. I can breath normal. I am very glad that my migraines stopped as well. After seeing my results, my husband is also going to do the same surgery, hope it will help him too.
in Hopewell, NJ |
I've had major issues with my ears and nose for many years (30+). I have seen just about every ENT in the area. Finally I was referred to Dr. Undavia and I couldn't be happier. I had the septoplasty, tubinate reduction and a t tube in my left ear. I already feel so much better and it is only my second week. I can't wait to see how I feel after I am completely healed! He is an amazing doctor and I wouldn't go anywhere else.
in Pennington, NJ |
Our family was referred to Dr. Undavia for our daughter with a hole in her nasal septum that had to be surgically repaired. His knowledge about this procedure was evident with his thorough and detailed explanations on what and how he was going to approach our daughter's surgery. We learned that this particular surgery is very rare and not many dr.'s are trained in it's specialty. Dr. Undavia always took the time to answer all our questions. We highly recommend him as he is an amazing surgeon.
in Princeton, NJ |
Dr. Undavia is a very caring, patient and skill full surgeon. He removed tumor on my shoulder in June 2016. He very meticulous and explained the pros and cons of my surgery. Very thankful to him for removing lipoma on my supra clavicular region with great ease, leaving a very minute scar.
in Hamilton, NJ |
Dr. Undavia is one of the best health care providers I have ever, ever encountered. From my first visit with Dr. Undavia, I knew I could trust him with my nose...I knew that I would be able to breath again, and I can! He is a HIGHLY skilled surgeon who I have recommended to family and friends, and will continue to do so. You are my Super Star (and so are all the team members at Princeton Eye and Ear). I will miss all of you when the time comes for my last appoint...get the tissues ready!
in Princeton, NJ |
Dr. Undavia is probably the most thorough doctor I've ever seen. He performed a lymph node removal on the right side of my neck after it had been swollen for nearly a year. I was concerned that it could be something awful, but he continuously reassured me that it would be fine- and it was!! His bedside manor is impeccable- he is kind, attentive, understanding. And his surgery skills are equally as impressive- I barely have a scar from the procedure. BEST ENT in Central Jersey for sure.
in East Brunswic, NJ |
I used Dr. Undavia to close for my mohs surgery on my face near my eye. He was very nice, caring and informative during the consult. On the day of the procedure he was very accommodating and his friendly, knowledgable and caring way put me at ease. His staff was friendly and nice also.
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I had a huge cyst on my forehead for years. no doctor wanted to touch it. I was referred to Doctor Undavia who immediately put me at ease. He explained what he would do to remove the cyst and how he would put my incision. Happy to say it has been two weeks and no one can see the incision Dr Undavia took his time to stich me up properly. I can honestly say I feel pretty. Thank u so much for your care.
in Hamilton,NJ |
I saw Dr. Undavia for my deviated septum, turbinate reduction. I am now almost a month out of surgery, and what an excellent job ! I am now able to breath normal , I had Zero pain with a very small amount of soreness post surgery. I can now breath normal during Jiu Jitsu , he got me back on the mats fast . I highly recommend him to anyone !
Went to Dr. Undavia for a mole removal excision. I was very anxious and he made me feel so much better- he put on music to calm me down, made conversation, and was so comforting. When I went back today to get my stitches out, I got very faint. He took care of me right away; he had me lay down and got me a lollypop for sugar. Aside from that, he is great at what he does. There is barely any mark and I JUST got the stitches out! I would recommend him to anyone and will go back if I ever need to.
in Kendall Park, NJ |
I would HIGHLY recommend everyone to see Dr. Undavia. He and his staff are extremely friendly, caring, knowledgable, and professional. I am now 3 weeks post-op from surgery for my deviated septum, turbinate reduction, and sinuses and am feeling so much better. After having a deviated septum all of my life I can now finally breathe and it feels AMAZING and will only get better. A HUGE THANKS to Dr. Undavia and staff for everything you have done for me!
in Princeton, NJ |
I saw Dr. Undavia for treatment of my persistent sinus infections as well as difficulty breathing at night during sleep. He advised that my septum was slightly deviated and on one side touching the turbinate, thus effectively closing one nostril. He explained that I could continue to treat my allergies / sinus infections and then explained the pros and cons of surgery, without pushing me either way. I went with the surgery and couldn't be happier; recovery wasn't nearly as bad as I had read.
Somerset, NJ |
I was having a problem with hearing in my left ear. Dr. Undavia did a full review of my symptoms as well as a hearing test. Based on this, he prescribed a medication that cleared up the problem in a bit more than a week! When I returned for a follow up hearing test, my hearing was where it was prior to my problem. Dr. Undavia was considerate, professional and very thorough in his diagnosis and follow up treatment. I am very pleased with the results and would not hesitate to recommend him.
Excellent and friendly doctor. Very good bedside manners. Focused, attentive and caring. Highly recommend.
Dr. Undavia performed an adenoidectomy on my 20 month old son. Extremely reassuring, amazing bedside manner!
in Princeton, NJ |
After having sinus/allergy problems for many years - I went to Dr Undavia for a second opinion. I found him to be very proactive and that we were working together to resolve my issue. We worked through all treatment options before resorting to surgery. He explained everything clearly and was very responsive and understanding. Highly recommend
in Princeton, NJ |
My sinuses were severely blocked They showed almost completely black in the scan), and my septum deviated. Dr. Undavia's assertion that my breathing would improve has come true. Not only that, my sense of smell is so much more acute that it's occasionally overwhelming. In short, the quality of my life has tangibly improved.
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Dr. Undavia says...

I believe in taking care of all of the aspects of Head and Neck, both functional and plastic / reconstructive.    Whether I'm taking care of a small boy with prominent ears, opening someone's sinuses, taking out tonsils in an adult, or performing rhinoplasty, I make sure that all of my patients are completely taken care of. 

Dr. Undavia's Care Philosophy

Dr. Undavia is a dual board certified Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. His practice is focused on the medical and surgical treatment of all aspects of the ear Nose and throat including hearing loss, dizziness, nasal and sinus disease, sinus surgery, revision sinus surgery, tonsillectomy, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and aging face surgery. He has written in numerous pier reviewed journals, presented his work nationally and has performed thousands of surgeries.

Dr. Undavia says...

In addition to training in New York City and seeing just about everything during my residency, I have had to the opportunity to complete my fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Texas Medical Center, the largest Medical Center in the world. Here I fine-tuned my skills in nasal reconstruction, repairing complex nasal septal deviations, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and septal perforation repair.   

Dr. Undavia says...

When taking care of patients who are interested in addressing a problem in the head and neck, its important that you address both the functional and cosmetic components together. Any small change made to the nose or face can have dramatic implications for both how the nose and face looks, and how the nose and face works. That is how I have designed my  practice - to take care of ALL the aspects of the face and neck.  My training in both Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery & Facial Plastic Surgery allows me to do this. 

Dr. Undavia's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Aging Face
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Congenital Nasal Deformity
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Otitis Media
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Premature Aging
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rhinophyma
  • Runny Nose
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Rochester

    Graduated in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Rhinology
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Chin Implant
  • Complex Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dysport Injection
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Liposuction
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Primary Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy

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