We found 10 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Shield HMO near Burlingame, CA.

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Dr. Jennifer F Bock-Hughes, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Bock-Hughes, who practices in San Mateo, CA and Redwood City, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bock-Hughes (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and German. Her areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery and thyroid surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Bock-Hughes a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bock-Hughes welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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

Dr. David Ellison is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Ellison attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ellison has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Joshua Sckolnick's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Sckolnick's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sckolnick honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Christina Laane, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 704
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Christina Laane works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laane include sinus surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Laane graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Laane (or staff) speaks Estonian and German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crozier takes. In addition to English, Dr. Crozier speaks Spanish. Dr. Crozier's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S. Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Theresa Gurney's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gurney attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Gurney's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 301
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Raymond Kelly's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kelly studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Terri Chipman works as an otolaryngologist. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drive; 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Helena Yip's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Yip studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Albert Geller, who practices in San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Geller is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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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