We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Sun City, AZ.

Dr. David Leslie Simms, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5750 W. Thunderbird Road; Suite A-100
Glendale, AZ
 

Dr. David Simms practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Simms is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Simms obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Chetan S Gujrathi, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5750 W Thunderbird Road; Suite A100
Glendale, AZ
 

Dr. Chetan Gujrathi is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Phoenix, AZ and Glendale, AZ. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Gujrathi is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
10503 W Thunderbird Boulevard; Suite 104
Sun City, AZ
 

Dr. Sanford Hoffman is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Evanston Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hoffman is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5750 W Thunderbird Road; Suite A100
Glendale, AZ
 

Dr. Dan Chapel, who practices in Phoenix, AZ and Glendale, AZ, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chapel takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Chapel has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5750 W Thunderbird; Suite A-100
Glendale, AZ
 

Dr. Isabel Feinstein practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Feinstein is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
10503 W Thunderbird Boulevard; Suite 104
Sun City, AZ
 

Dr. Ralph Bassett works as an otolaryngologist. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bassett is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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Dr. Scott A Schraff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
5750 W Thunderbird Road; Suite A100
Glendale, AZ
 

Dr. Scott Schraff is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Glendale, AZ and Phoenix, AZ. Patient ratings for Dr. Schraff average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
10503 W Thunderbird Boulevard; Suite 104
Sun City, AZ
 

Dr. Paul Borgesen's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Borgesen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Borgesen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell 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.