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We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept United Healthcare PPO near Burlingame, CA.

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

Dr. Joshua Sckolnick, who practices in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Sckolnick's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Sckolnick attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. David Ellison practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Ellison attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Ellison average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellison takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 is a Burlingame, CA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Yip is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Yip 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Crozier attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Zambricki is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Zambricki's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Zambricki is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program.

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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.