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We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Surprise, AZ.

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

Dr. Sanford Hoffman is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hoffman takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He 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 affiliated with Banner Health.

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

Dr. Luis Vazquez is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Phoenix, AZ and Surprise, AZ. Dr. Vazquez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Before completing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Dr. Vazquez attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

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

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

Dr. Paul Borgesen works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Borgesen trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Maricopa Medical Center for residency. Dr. Borgesen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Dr. Borgesen is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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Dr. Brian Scott Rizzo, MD, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
14877 W Bell Road; Building 6 Suite 101
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Brian Rizzo's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Rizzo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Allegheny General Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rizzo speaks Spanish.

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Dr. James William Osborne, MD, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
14877 W Bell Road; Building 6 Suite 101
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. James Osborne's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Banner Health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Millcreek Community Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Osborne attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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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.