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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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hoffman is affiliated with Banner Health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute.

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

Dr. Ralph Bassett sees patients in Sun City West, AZ and Sun City, AZ. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center. He graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. The average patient rating for Dr. Bassett is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Phoenix, AZ and Surprise, AZ, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Vazquez is a graduate of Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital's residency program. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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

Dr. Paul Borgesen, who practices in Sun City West, AZ, Sun City, AZ, and Chandler, AZ, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. His medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Borgesen is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Borgesen (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. After completing medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Rizzo performed his residency at South Pointe Hospital. He 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Rizzo is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Osborne trained at Millcreek Community Hospital for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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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.