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We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Scottsdale, AZ.

Dr. Brian G Lee, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
7245 E Osborn Road; Suite 1
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Brian Lee is a Scottsdale, AZ physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Lee performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Dr. John Michael Pierce, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3300 N 75th Street; Suite B
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. John Pierce's specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Pierce has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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Dr. Bryan David Friedman, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
7600 E. Camelback Road; #7
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Bryan Friedman's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Friedman takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.

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Dr. Joel G Cohen, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
7245 E Osborn Road; 1
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Joel Cohen works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngic allergist in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Cohen studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cohen trained at Temple University Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Robert Hall Woods, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
9767 N 91st Street; #b-102
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Robert Woods' areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Woods studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Woods's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
560 W Brown Road; #1008
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Thomas Ketterer practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ketterer has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Ketterer trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Desert Medical Center and Banner Gateway Medical Center.

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Dr. Rozbeh Torabi, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
7425e Shea Blvd 103
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Rozbeh Torabi sees patients in Scottsdale, AZ. His medical specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center and Nassau University 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.