We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Sun City West, AZ.

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

Dr. Luis Vazquez is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Phoenix, AZ and Surprise, AZ. Dr. Vazquez accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
15405 N 99th Avenue
Sun City, AZ
 

Dr. Warren Victor is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Victor attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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

Dr. Sanford Hoffman is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoffman attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Evanston Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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

Dr. Ralph Bassett practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Sun City West, AZ and Sun City, AZ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center. Dr. Bassett is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Bassett performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

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

Dr. Brian Rizzo practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Phoenix, AZ and Surprise, AZ. Dr. Rizzo is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Paul Borgesen works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Sun City West, AZ, Sun City, AZ, and Chandler, AZ. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete 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. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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

Dr. James Osborne is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Phoenix, AZ and Surprise, AZ. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Millcreek Community Hospital, Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie, and a hospital affiliated with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Osborne 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.

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