We found 10 head and neck surgeons who accept Health Net PPO near Downey, CA.

Dr. Henry Bert Cramer II, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; #301
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Henry Cramer's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cramer is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Geisinger, and PIH Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cramer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Amit Kochhar, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Amit Kochhar's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Whittier, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kochhar include blepharoplasty, hair transplant, and injectable fillers. He is affiliated with PIH Health and Keck Hospital of USC. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kochhar attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Kochhar takes Health Net, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: G. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh, MD Resident Research Award, Triological Society Southern Section; Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, 2006-2007; and Phi Beta Kappa.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Nerve Problems, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Hair ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 303
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Elias Ayoub works as an otolaryngologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Ayoub is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ayoub is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ayoub (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. David Chen is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Whittier, CA and Montebello, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Chen attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Dr. Victor Passy, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7601 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Victor Passy's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Passy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Tonsil Problems

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 203a
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Shin Chiu is a Downey, CA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiu takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at VA Long Beach Healthcare System. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Carl Ehrlich is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Whittier, CA. He is affiliated with PIH Health. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ehrlich's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehrlich takes.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Otolaryngology
12291 Washington Boulevard; Suite #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Millie Surati is a family practitioner and otolaryngologist in Whittier, CA. Dr. Surati graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 E Beverly Bl; #203
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Taw is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Montebello, CA. Dr. Taw takes Health Net and Health Net HMO insurance. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Dr. Sasha Maher, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
11480 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Sasha Maher practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Maher accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Her training includes residency programs at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Maher's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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.