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Dr. Samir Undavia, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor, Surgeon, Head & Neck Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Undavia is a dual board certified Otolaryngologist - Head and Neck Surgeon and a fellowship trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. His practice specifically focuses on the medical and aesthetic aspects of the Head and Neck, including nasal and sinus disease, revision sinus surgery, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and aging face surgery. He has authored and coauthored in numerous pier reviewed journals and has presented his work nationally. Most recently, he has written and published scientific articles on techniques used to repair septal perforations and on revision rhinoplasty and treatment of the nasal tip. Dr. Undavia has a vast surgical experience and has performed thousands of procedures. He continues to teach medical students and residents in the central New Jersey region.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Surgeon
  • Head & Neck Surgeon
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

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Hospital affiliations

  • Capital Health System - Fuld Campus
  • Saint Francis Medical Center
  • University Medical Center at Princeton
  • Capital Health Medical Center, Hopewell

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Residency in General Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Deprojection of the Nasal tip in Revision Rhinoplasty

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1811130057

Office locations

Princeton Eye and Ear

901 W Main St, Bldg A

Freehold, NJ 07728

Princeton Eye and Ear

5 Plainsboro Rd, Suite 510

Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Princeton Eye and Ear

2999 Princeton Pike, Ste 5

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

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Good Doctor he immediately identified the cause and recommended the medicine.
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Amazing bedside manner Very professional I was great with the kids
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Extremely helpful and knowledgable, his staff was also fantastic.
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I'm done with this doctor! I personally love the dr himself but I can no longer put up with his staff. Between waiting weeks (yes, that’s plural) for answers on pre-approvals for diagnostic tests only to be told that “you wouldbe better off just going to the ER” going for a diagnostic yesterday and the imaging facility telling me the script was written incorrectly and now this morning I call to confirm an appt and I am told, “go on Zocdoc again, cancel your appt and rebook.” The woman on the phone didn’t even say please. I’m done.. I’ve hit my limit! I purposely sought out this doctor b/c I know he is talented but I can’t deal with his office staff any longer. I have a serious medical issue that needs attention and I’m being treated horribly... this is ridiculous!!!
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I appreciated the time and professionalism of Dr. Undavia. This was the third I had visited his office over a three period and with each visit both he and his staff have consistently maintained a true level of medical care thatalways makes me feel valued as patient. To be honest, most specialists nowadays take on the role of a cattle call mentality... basically how many patients can they physically see within a short a time period as possible. In addition, to get with one of these “prized” doctors is concerned and many times I’ve had to wait numerous weeks if not weeks if not months and even missed work just to have to privilege of gaining their medical knowledge. I can say with strong conviction that from the moment you even call Dr. Undavia’s office to walking in his waiting room to interacting with his staff, it is completely different experience as opposed to the status quo. When Dr. Undavia walks in the exam room he will ALWAYS greet you by first shaking your hand. He will sit down in front of you and talk for however long necessary to make sure he understands you symptoms as well you clearly understand your care plan. He has never once talked down in typical medical jargon and always answers my questions. In my most recent visit, I came to see Dr. Undavia because I was suffering from a swollen neck and enlarged bumps/nodes on neck as well. As you can imagine, I was really nervous and my mind was racing with all the negative possibilities of what could medically wrong with me. I chose to see Dr. Undavia because I had seen him before minor ENT issues and he was thankfully able to see me for a same day appointment. When I was first brought into the exam room, his nurse so kindly listened to me nervously describe my symptoms and never once discredited me. I only expected a physical exam that day but once again Dr. Undavia came to rescue. One of the many aspects of his office that impresses is not only how clean it is but his access to cutting edge diagnostic tools. (So that he can utilize them during the actual appt as opposed to sending the patient for additional testing at other facilities.) Dr. Undavia placed a thin scope with a camera at the end through my nasal cavity so that he could see directly into the inside of my throat. (It wasn’t painful at all, they put a numbing agent in your nose ten minutes prior and you barely feel the scope) Because of that prompt and highly accurate diagnostic tool, Dr. Undavia was able to determine a diagnosis for me during the first office related to the specific issue. If that is not a testament how incredible a doctor he is, I don’t what other words I can say!
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Very pleased with the visit
Less than 1 year ago
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He really took his time with me to explain everything. Very refreshing to have a doctor give you the time you deserve and not rush out.
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Dr. Undavia really knew exactly what Type of approach to take in order to get me healthy and healed. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
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Great bedside manner!
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He was very clear as to what he would do - he was efficient and the procedure went with out and problems. He is very congenial.
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Great doctor. Very impressed. He was a little behind, but it was worth the wait for clear and concise answers.
Less than 1 year ago
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It was more than impressive enought to engage him to do the surgery.
Less than 1 year ago
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Staff and Dr. Undavia was friendly and efficient. They did not waste my time and yet were very thorough with diagnosis and treatment steps.
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It was great. I got an appointment the same day and I was a new patient. I was very happy with this office from beginning to end.
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Dr. Undavia and the staff were all very good. They listened to what I had to say, didn't rush through explanations, and were quite personable.
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I went to the Princeton Office in the Medical Arts Pavilion. Very professional office and staff. Dr. Undavia was very attentive and careful in removing wax from my ears. Now I can hear better! His Assistant, Lydia, was also very professionaland nice. While there I also had a hearing test which was very helpful to know.
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Wait time was little more. Diagnosis and step taken was really great.
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Although it was rather busy in the office, the front end staff were very patient and friendly. It was a rather quick process from getting my in-take exam, getting my hearing test, and then seeing Dr. Undavia himself. Dr. Undavia wasreally awesome at listening to my case closely and trying to get a better understanding of what was going on. With some quick suggestions, it seems like we're on the right path to getting things figured out. He did a good job at explaining the different meds he was prescribing to me, and the next steps that need to be taken. Absolutely recommend.
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Loved it! He was great w/ my 4 month old. Listened , examed , and broke down the issue! Would definitely recommend!
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Dr. Undavia has a great bedside manner and is incredibly knowledable. 100% recommended to ENT patients. I had an open neck biopsy performed by him 4 years ago and saw him again today for a different problem. I say this becauseI have close to no scar on my neck because he is also a terrific plastic surgeon. Highly recommended.
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Great doctor, great bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
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I was experiencing Phantasmia, and while other doctors were hesitant to prescribe medication to fix my issue, Dr. Undavia realized my condition warranted it. Although I was somewhat hesitant to take the prescribed course (As my wife is on similarmedication for a chronic condition) I put my faith in the doctor. I was getting mild relief until the very end of the treatment, when my condition cleared up completely. He held off on imaging because he believed the medication would be sufficient treatment. My drive to see the doctor was 2.5 hours round trip, and I will be making this trip anytime I need to see an ENT. His bedside manner was amazing and I felt like he truly cared about doing what was right for me as an individual and he took his time answering any questions I may have had. His staff was very polite and professional. Do not hesitate to see this doctor; He is one of the best in the industry.
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This was my first time at the office and I was very impressed. The front desk staff was efficient and nice. The next person I saw was Katherine and she was very pleasant and made you feel comfortable. The audiologist, Florence,was wonderful and also very pleasant. And then I met Dr. Undavia and he was as wonderful as his staff. He took his time and, like his staff, he explain everything and answered all of my questions. I came away feeling that I was being treated by caring professionals. Who could ask for anything more? I would recommend the practice to a family member or friend.
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Saved time by filling out my record online so I didn't have to do it in the office. This was my first visit. Staff was also very nice. I would see him again if I need to in the future.
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He is really cool and knowledgeable and professional!
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Excellent....very professional Dr. and staff.
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Dr. Undavia speaks with you in a very respectful and professional way. He makes it clear that he thinks the patient is intelligent. I am not often pleased with my doctor/patient relationships. I like this guy.
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Dr. Undavia was one of the nicest doctors I've ever met. His bedside manner was amazing and he actually listened when I was explaining my health issues. He answered all of my questions and seems like he sincerely wants to helpme get better. I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends!
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He listens..
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Dr. Undavia is very professional and knowledgeable. I found him to be very helpful.
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I WAS HAPPY TO MEET WITH DR. UNDAVIA. HE WAS VERY PLEASANT & KNEW HIS BUSINESS. I HAD BEEN TO ANOTHER DOCTOR PRIOR TO THIS VISIT & WAS UNHAPPY WITH THE NON-RESULT.
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Overall great experience. Very professional and well organized staff.
More than 1 year ago
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I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Undavia to sort out some hearing loss issues. He and his staff spent a lot of time carefully working on my ears. With some doctors, they try to get you in and out as quicklyas possible, but I never felt that way at his office. Thank you to Dr. Undavia and his assistant Katherine for restoring my hearing.
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Office was efficient, received testing on the spot before seeing doctor, so he saw the results before the consultation. Dr Undavia gave me all the time I needed.
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He is very nice. Listened to my problem and had the facilities to examine me completely including a hearing exam right on the spot.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. U was outstanding !! He was very thorough and took some time to discuss my options. He was late yet apologized profusely. He is very a good man, very professional and real. If anyone needs a doc with his expertise I would recommend him .
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I liked Dr. Undavia, he was able to quickly diagnose my problem, and prescribe the appropriate meds. He even spent time explaining potential Side effects of the medication. He took his time with me. To his credit, he didn't rush meand didn't appear rushed even though he was clearly running behind.
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Dr. Undavia is great. The wait to be seen is too long though.
More than 1 year ago
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Was very engaging and patient. Didn't rush and did everything he could to make me comfortable during a difficult procedure. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Undavia
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor was very friendly and took time to listen to all my concerns.
More than 1 year ago
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He was very professional and listened to what I had to say. I would definitely recommend him.
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Dr. Undavia was very apologetic when he entered my examination room because they were unusually backed up that day. I appreciated him addressing this issue. I thought that he was a terrific Doctor. He was very thorough and listened. Even thoughthey were running so behind schedule I never felt rushed. He carefully went over treatment options and welcomed any questions or concerns that I had. I would highly recommend him and feel very lucky to have found him.
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Excellent manner and highly skilled doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent!!
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He is one of the best ENTs I've seen. My whole family uses him now including my mom, sisters, nephew and brother in law. He's really very detailed with each of us. For instance, many other doctors ignored my sisters complaintsabout swollen throat nodes, but he actually showed concern and sent her for further testing. He is super friendly too.
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Very nice, and not over aggressive on treatment.
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Very professional and through. Answered all My questions.
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Excellent doctor. Would recommend.
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Dr. had an emergency in the ER but staff and doc were both very apologetic and accommodating. Great bedside manner and nice guy. Would highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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Very friendly and informative. Answered all questions and gave alternate options. Didnt feel as though we were being pushed into surgery. He gave his honest opinion. We liked him very much :-)
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