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We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Premier near Goodyear, AZ.

Dr. Chafeek Tomeh, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2910 N. Litchfield Road
Goodyear, AZ
 

Dr. Chafeek Tomeh works as an otolaryngologist in Phoenix, AZ and Goodyear, AZ. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Tomeh's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Tomeh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel D Charous, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
13555 W Mcdowell Road
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. Daniel Charous is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Charous takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital and Integrated Medical Services (IMS).

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Dr. David Jeffrey Crockett, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2910 N. Litchfield Road
Goodyear, AZ
 

Dr. David Crockett sees patients in Phoenix, AZ and Goodyear, AZ. His medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Crockett honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Crockett trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
13555 W Mcdowell Road; Suite 202
Goodyear, AZ
 

Dr. John French's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. French is professionally affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital and Banner Estrella Medical Center. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Adrian Arya, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
13555 W Mcdowell Road; Suite 202
Goodyear, AZ
 

Dr. Adrian Arya is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Phoenix, AZ and Goodyear, AZ. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Arya is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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What is Head and Neck Surgery?

Head and neck surgery is a subspecialty that provides advanced surgical care for the head, face, neck, and throat. Most head and neck surgeons begin their careers as otolaryngologists (ENTs) or plastic surgeons, but becoming certified as a head and neck surgeon requires additional training.

A surgeon who treats the head and neck has very specific considerations to take into account when operating. The delicate structures of the head and neck control our senses, our speech, our ability to chew and swallow food, and even our ability to breathe. A head and neck surgeon has to be careful to preserve the many functions of the head and neck when performing an operation. Also, when operating on or around the face, extreme care must be taken to leave as few scars as possible, since the face is a critical part of identity and social interaction. It all adds up to a tricky job.

Some of the issues a head and neck surgeon might treat include:
  • Cancer
  • Trauma to the face or neck
  • Thyroid disorders requiring surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomies / adenoidectomies
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Disorders of the larynx (voice box)

Cancers, especially of the esophagus, mouth, lips, and skin around the face or throat, are one of the most common issues requiring head or neck surgery. Most often, head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use. Chewing tobacco in particular affects the lips and mouth. Other risk factors for head and neck cancers include alcohol use and sun exposure.

Often after surgery, but particularly after the removal of a tumor, head and neck surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery, including microvascular surgery to connect or replace skin tissue. The goal is to restore not only a patient’s function but also their appearance in this critical area of the body, improving self-esteem.