We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Scottsdale, AZ.

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). These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, dermabrasion, and sleep apnea. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Sleep Problems, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Dysport ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Pierce is a Scottsdale, AZ physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, hand surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pierce completed residency programs at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, radiesse, and laser surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Pierce is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Breast Augmentation, Dysport Injection, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew M Wolin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3301 N Miller Road; #140
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Andrew Wolin works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Wolin attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolin takes.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
7245 E. Osborn Road; Suite 1
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Brian Lee is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
7245 E Osborn Road; 1
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Joel Cohen is a Scottsdale, AZ physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cohen completed residency programs at Temple University Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
9767 N 91st Street; #b-102
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Robert Woods' areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Woods speaks Spanish. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Woods's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Thomas Ketterer practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center and Banner Gateway Medical Center. Dr. Ketterer is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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

Dr. Rozbeh Torabi's areas of specialization are hand surgery, general surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torabi accepts. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Torabi completed his residency training at Maricopa Medical Center and Nassau University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Penile Disorders, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Hair ... (Read more)

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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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