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We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna Open Access Managed Choice near Burlingame, CA.

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Dr. Joshua S Sckolnick, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Sckolnick practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Sckolnick accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Sckolnick studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. David Ernest Ellison, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. David Ellison is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Ellison performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ellison is open to new patients.

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Dr. Helena T Yip, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Helena Yip practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Yip speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Yip trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Yip is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yip's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Emily E Crozier, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drie; 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Emily Crozier works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Burlingame, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crozier honors. She is open to new patients. Dr. Crozier's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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.