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

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Dr. Daniel D Charous, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
13555 W. Mcdowell Road; Suite 104
Goodyear, AZ
 

Dr. Daniel Charous is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Charous accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Charous completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Charous speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Phoenix Children's Hospital and Integrated Medical Services (IMS).

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

Dr. Jeffrey Taffet's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taffet honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Taffet is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Page Hospital.

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

Dr. David Crockett, who practices in Phoenix, AZ and Goodyear, AZ, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crockett takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Crockett attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. John French is an otolaryngologist in Phoenix, AZ and Goodyear, AZ. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. French attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. French is professionally affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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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 has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. Dr. Arya accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Arya's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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.

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