We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept United Healthcare PPO near Burlingame, CA.

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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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ellison at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Ellison is accepting 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 works as an otolaryngologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Sckolnick honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Sckolnick's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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 otolaryngologist in Burlingame, CA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Crozier is open to new patients. Dr. Crozier 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Elizabeth Anne Zambricki, MBA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Floor 3
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Zambricki's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Zambricki is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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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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