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

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

Dr. Joshua Sckolnick specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA. Dr. Sckolnick is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient reviews placed Dr. Sckolnick at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sckolnick takes. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. David Ellison specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA. 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellison is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Ellison is open to new patients.

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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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in San Mateo, CA and Redwood City, CA. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bock-Hughes is especially interested in endoscopic sinus surgery and thyroid surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Bock-Hughes has an open panel. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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. Christina Laane, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 704
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Christina Laane specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Laane attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Laane include sinus surgery. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Laane (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Estonian and German. Dr. Laane's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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

Dr. Helena Yip works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Yip's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Yip is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Emily Crozier is an otolaryngologist. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Crozier is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crozier honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Raymond Kelly's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelly is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelly welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency 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. Theresa Gurney's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gurney's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Gurney studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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

Dr. Albert Geller is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Geller studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Terri Chipman is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in San Mateo, CA. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chipman is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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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.