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We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Sun City West, AZ.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
13949 W Meeker Boulevard; Suite C
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Sanford Hoffman's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Hoffman takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Hoffman attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
13949 W Meeker Boulevard; Suite C
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Ralph Bassett's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bassett's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Bassett trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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Dr. Luis F Vazquez, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
14877 W Bell Road; Building 6 Suite 101
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Luis Vazquez works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. He is affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Vazquez is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
13949 W Meeker Boulevard; Suite C
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Paul Borgesen practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Borgesen is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Borgesen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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Dr. Brian Scott Rizzo, MD, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
14877 W Bell Road; Building 6 Suite 101
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Brian Rizzo, who practices in Phoenix, AZ and Surprise, AZ, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Rizzo speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. After attending Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at South Pointe Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rizzo takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. James William Osborne, MD, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
14877 W Bell Road; Building 6 Suite 101
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. James Osborne specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Osborne accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Millcreek Community Hospital.

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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.