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

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

Dr. John Pierce is a specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Pierce's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pierce trained at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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 sees patients in Scottsdale, AZ. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed 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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Cohen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital.

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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). Dr. Lee is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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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). Dr. Woods attended medical school 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Woods average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Thomas Ketterer's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ketterer's professional affiliations include Banner Desert Medical Center and Banner Gateway Medical Center. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ketterer accepts.

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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 is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Torabi is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and 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.