We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Surprise, AZ.

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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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rizzo completed residency programs at Allegheny General Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Rizzo speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Deer Valley Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.

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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 attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Vazquez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Vazquez's professional affiliations include HonorHealth and Banner Health.

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

Dr. Warren Victor works as an ophthalmologist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Sun City, AZ. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center. Dr. Victor is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Victor trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency.

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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 sees patients in Phoenix, AZ and Surprise, AZ. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Osborne is professionally affiliated with Deer Valley Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. He honors 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.

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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 works in Sun City West, AZ and Sun City, AZ. He is affiliated with Banner Health. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Evanston Hospital, Dr. Hoffman attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Hoffman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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). The average patient rating for Dr. Bassett is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bassett is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.

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

Dr. Paul Borgesen's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Sun City West, AZ and Sun City, AZ. Dr. Borgesen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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 languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb 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.

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