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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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Sun City West, AZ and Sun City, AZ. Dr. Hoffman takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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

Dr. Ralph Bassett works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Sun City West, AZ and Sun City, AZ. Dr. Bassett's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bassett takes. After completing medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, he performed his residency 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
13949 W Meeker Boulevard; Suite C
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Paul Borgesen practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Sun City West, AZ, Sun City, AZ, and Chandler, AZ. He accepts 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 Spanish and German. Dr. Borgesen is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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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's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Phoenix, AZ and Surprise, AZ. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Vazquez graduated from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vazquez is affiliated with Banner Health.

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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 specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Rizzo graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at South Pointe Hospital. Dr. Rizzo speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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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 is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Phoenix, AZ and Surprise, AZ. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osborne honors. He attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Millcreek Community Hospital for residency. He is professionally 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.