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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Bock-Hughes's areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery and thyroid surgery. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bock-Hughes has an open panel. She attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Bock-Hughes (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and German.

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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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ellison's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ellison's office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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). Dr. Sckolnick has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Sckolnick is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Christina Laane is an otolaryngologist in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. Dr. Laane (or staff) speaks the following languages: Estonian and German. Dr. Laane's clinical interests include sinus surgery. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Laane attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Laane honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 otolaryngologist in Burlingame, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crozier honors. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Crozier speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Theresa Gurney is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, Dr. Gurney is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Gurney attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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

Dr. Raymond Kelly sees patients in San Mateo, CA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kelly's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Terri Chipman works as an otolaryngologist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to 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 Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Albert Geller's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Geller honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Helena Yip practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Yip accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at 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.

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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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