We found 61 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 sees patients in Torrance, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Her medical specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jewell's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jewell is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her residency, Dr. Jewell trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Jewell welcomes new patients.

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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). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of jaw problems and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Griffiths honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Griffiths attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Griffiths (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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

Dr. Sheldon N Klausner, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 870w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Sheldon Klausner specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Klausner is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, nose surgery, and head and neck problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Klausner average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Klausner honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Klausner (or staff) speaks Swedish and Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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, Marina Del Rey, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Daneshrad (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders and head and neck problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Daneshrad's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), cochlear implant, and voice disorders. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. West is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at UNC Hospitals. Dr. West's distinctions 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. Arthur William Wu, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8635 W. Third Street; Suite 590w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Wu, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and sinus cancer. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Wu has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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. Robert Owen Ruder, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
8816 Burton Way; First Floor
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Robert Ruder's areas of specialization are plastic surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruder include sinusitis (sinus infection), blepharoplasty, and snoring. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruder has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Ruder has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. P. Knott practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, facelift, and nose reconstruction. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Knott is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Dr. Knott (or staff) is conversant in Swedish, Spanish, and German. Dr. Knott's 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. Patrick Gerard Pieper, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
462 N Linden Drive; Suite 241
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Pieper's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Pieper is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Pieper is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Jennifer Lynn Long, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Long is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Long include larynx cancer, thyroid cancer, and voice disorders. Dr. Long is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Long has received include 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.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Microsurgery, Larynx Cancer, Voice Disorders, Larynx ... (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's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Suh speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Suh attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Robert S Kang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Kang's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Kang's clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, head and neck cancer, and microvascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Kang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Endoscopic Sinus ... (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 sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gopen include facial problems, balance disorders (vestibular disorders), and cancer. Dr. Gopen is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gopen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Voted Best Doctors; and Best Full Time Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA. He is conversant in Sign Language.

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

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

Dr. Marilene Wang is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wang's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include chronic sinusitis, thyroid problems, and acute sinusitis. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Wang is professionally 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)

Dr. Audrey Peng-Fei Calzada, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Audrey Calzada practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in La Jolla, CA, Carlsbad, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Calzada include endoscopic sinus surgery, skull base surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Calzada's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Calzada's practice is open to new patients. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amanda Reece Salvado, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Amanda Salvado works as an otolaryngologist in Santa Monica, CA, Culver City, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Salvado include thyroid problems, asthma, and head and neck problems. Dr. Salvado honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Salvado has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Parathyroid Surgery, Asthma, Head and Neck Problems

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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.