We found 46 head and neck surgeons who accept Anthem EPO near Beverly Hills, CA.

Dr. Lisa Lynn Hochderffer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2825 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 303
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Jewell's specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Jewell's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Jewell attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jewell is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Avraham Hershel Mendelsohn, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
924 Westwood Boulevard; Suite 515
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Avraham Mendelsohn practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Mendelsohn's areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, sleep apnea, and snoring. His professional affiliations include VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Mendelsohn's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Super Doctors - Rising Stars: Otolaryngology; and Fellow, American College of Surgeons, FACS.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Microsurgery, Larynx Cancer, Voice Disorders, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Daniel Knott, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
200 Medical Plaza; #550
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philip Knott's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Knott's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, facelift, and nose reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Knott attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Knott (or staff) is conversant in Swedish, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, Facelift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Owen Ruder, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
8816 Burton Way; First Floor
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Robert Ruder is a Beverly Hills, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ruder's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), blepharoplasty, and snoring. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruder's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bronchitis, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Cheek Implants, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Payam Daneshrad, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8907 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Payam Daneshrad's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Daneshrad average 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Daneshrad's office for an appointment. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Daneshrad (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders

Dr. Robert S Kang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Kang practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kang obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, head and neck cancer, and microvascular surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Gerard Pieper, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
462 N Linden Drive; Suite 241
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Pieper works as an otolaryngologist in Beverly Hills, CA and Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Pieper takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for his residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pieper is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Arthur William Wu, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8635 W. Third Street; Suite 590w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Wu specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Wu's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and sinus cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Wu speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Septoplasty, Nose Surgery, Allergies, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. David M Alessi Sr., MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
9735 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. David Alessi specializes in facial plastic surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Alessi attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Alessi include thyroid problems, dermabrasion, and botox injection. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Alessi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Alessi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Lip Implants, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Dongsung Suh, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Suh practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. Dr. Suh is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Suh honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Suh include: Chief Resident of the Year - UCLA Head and Neck Surgery; Super Doctor - Rising Star Top 10 Doctor (Vitals.com); and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak, Acute Sinusitis, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alisha Nicole West, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Alisha West's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. West's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), cochlear implant, and voice disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and a graduate of UNC Hospitals' residency program. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. West has received include Southern California Rising Stars; scholarship Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy; and Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society.

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Clinical interests: Voice Disorders, Ear Problems, Laser Treatment, Coblation, Sinusitis, Cochlear Implant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marilene Beth Wang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marilene Wang is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Wang has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, thyroid problems, and acute sinusitis. Her professional affiliations include VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang takes. Her education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Wang has received distinctions including Otolaryngology, the Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Inc; Honor Award, The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery; and Los Angeles Super Doctors Best Doctors in America.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Acute Sinusitis, Voice Disorders, Ear Problems, Larynx Problems, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddie Anthony Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; #302
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Eddie Ramirez is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ramirez is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, cosmetic treatments, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ramirez honors Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Rhinoplasty, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Hootan Zandifar, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
8631 W Third Street; Suite 954e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Hootan Zandifar is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Zandifar's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, radiesse, and restylane. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Zandifar has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Laser Resurfacing, Hair Transplant, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Nina Lisbeth Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nina Shapiro specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shapiro include endoscopic sinus surgery, sleep apnea, and snoring. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Shapiro completed a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Shapiro has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Young Investigators Award 1998 AAP. Dr. Shapiro (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Shapiro's professional affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Larynx Problems, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan F Osborne, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
8631 W 3rd Street; #945e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Osborne's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Osborne is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Osborne include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid cancer, and sleep apnea. Dr. Osborne is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). Dr. Osborne honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Osborne trained at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Osborne speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Allergies, Throat Problems, Voice Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Mouth Problems, ... (Read more)

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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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