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We found 58 head and neck surgeons who accept Health Net 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 areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; she sees patients in Torrance, CA and Santa Monica, CA. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Jewell's residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jewell takes. Dr. Jewell has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Jewell is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Chester Frank Griffiths, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
11645 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 605
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Chester Griffiths' medical specialty is plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Griffiths include jaw problems and reconstructive surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Griffiths accepts Anthem, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Griffiths graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Griffiths (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Robert Ruder practices plastic surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ruder's clinical interests include blepharoplasty, snoring, and eyelid problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Ruder is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Ruder trained at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Ruder's 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. Sheldon N Klausner, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 870w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Sheldon Klausner is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klausner include sleep disorders, nose surgery, and head and neck problems. Dr. Klausner has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Klausner completed a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Klausner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Swedish and Spanish. Dr. Klausner welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Nose Surgery, Sinus Problems, Head and Neck Problems

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). He 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. Dr. Kang is especially interested in endoscopic sinus surgery, head and neck cancer, and microvascular surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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. Payam Daneshrad, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8907 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Payam Daneshrad is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Santa Monica, CA, Beverly Hills, CA, and Torrance, CA. Patients rated Dr. Daneshrad highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders and head and neck problems. His professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daneshrad honors. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Daneshrad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Head and Neck Problems

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

Dr. Alisha West sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), cochlear implant, and voice disorders. Dr. West is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at UNC Hospitals. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. West accepts. Dr. West has received distinctions including 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. Philip Daniel Knott, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
200 Medical Plaza; #550
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. P. Knott, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, facelift, and nose reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Knott attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Knott (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include 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. Jennifer Lynn Long, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Long's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. These areas are among Dr. Long's clinical interests: thyroid cancer, voice disorders, and laser treatment. Dr. Long takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received the following distinctions: American Laryngological Association Young Faculty/Practitioner Award; UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Outstanding research award; and the University of Minnesota Outstanding Medical Student in Otolaryngology. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Microsurgery, Voice Disorders, Larynx Problems, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Quinton Stuart Gopen, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Quinton Gopen, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is conversant in Sign Language. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gopen include facial problems, balance disorders (vestibular disorders), and cancer. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Gopen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Voted Best Doctors; and Best Full Time Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA.

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Clinical interests: Balance Disorders, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Nerve Problems, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Suh specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Suh is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Suh's distinctions include: Chief Resident of the Year - UCLA Head and Neck Surgery; Super Doctor - Rising Star Top 10 Doctor (Vitals.com); and Southern California Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. Marilene Wang works as an otolaryngologist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Wang's clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, thyroid problems, and acute sinusitis. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Wang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. She has received distinctions including Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
8635 W. Third Street; Suite 590w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Wu is an otolaryngologist in Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include thyroid problems, sinus cancer, and skull base surgery. Dr. Wu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wu is 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 is a facial plastic surgeon, surgical oncologist, and otolaryngologist in Beverly Hills, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Alessi a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, blepharoplasty, and skull base surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alessi honors. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Alessi has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Alessi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Alessi is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
8631 W 3 Street; Suite 225
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gary Bellack is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bellack include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and parathyroid disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Bellack a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Salivary Gland Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Akira Ishiyama, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Akira Ishiyama is an otolaryngic allergist in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ishiyama include facial problems, balance disorders (vestibular disorders), and skull base surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ishiyama attended Rush Medical College and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ishiyama has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Voted Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ishiyama (or staff) speaks German and Japanese.

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Clinical interests: Balance Disorders, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Nerve Problems, Cochlear ... (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.