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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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Phoenix, AZ, Glendale, AZ, and Scottsdale, AZ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Simms takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. Simms has received the distinction of Phoenix Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Chetan Gujrathi is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Gujrathi speaks French. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
10503 W Thunderbird Boulevard; Suite 104
Sun City, 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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Dr. Dan M Chapel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5750 W Thunderbird Road; Suite A100
Glendale, AZ
 

Dr. Dan Chapel's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. The average patient rating for Dr. Chapel is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Chapel has received the distinction of Phoenix Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
10503 W Thunderbird Boulevard; Suite 104
Sun City, 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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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5750 W Thunderbird; Suite A-100
Glendale, AZ
 

Dr. Isabel Feinstein's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feinstein takes. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Feinstein is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
10503 W Thunderbird Boulevard; Suite 104
Sun City, 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. Scott A Schraff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
5750 W Thunderbird Road; Suite A100
Glendale, AZ
 

Dr. Scott Schraff's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schraff takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Schraff attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's 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.