We found 9 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Sun City, AZ.

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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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gujrathi takes. 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. Dr. Gujrathi is conversant in French. Dr. Gujrathi is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

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Dr. Dan M Chapel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5750 W Thunderbird Road; Suite A100
Glendale, AZ
 

Dr. Dan Chapel's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chapel attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. He has received the distinction of 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 Ophthalmology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
15405 N 99th Avenue
Sun City, AZ
 

Dr. Warren Victor is a Sun City, AZ physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Victor takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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

Dr. David Simms practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Simms has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. Dr. Simms's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in Sun City West, AZ and Sun City, AZ, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bassett honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
10503 W Thunderbird; Suite 104
Sun City, AZ
 

Dr. Paul Borgesen specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Borgesen performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Maricopa Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Borgesen (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb 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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Schraff has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Schraff completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with 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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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5750 W Thunderbird; A-100
Glendale, AZ
 

Dr. Isabel Feinstein is a Glendale, AZ physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Feinstein accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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

Dr. Sanford Hoffman is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Evanston Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoffman 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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