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). 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. Dr. Cramer has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cramer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Geisinger, and PIH Health.

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

Dr. Amit Kochhar is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Whittier, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kochhar attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His clinical interests include chin implants, blepharoplasty, and injectable fillers. He takes Health Net, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including 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. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Eyelid Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Neck Problems, Nerve Problems, Lip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elias Ayoub is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Downey, CA, Lakewood, CA, and Lynwood, CA. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ayoub average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ayoub honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, Dr. Ayoub (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Chen is affiliated with PIH Health. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Victor Passy is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Passy speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tonsil Problems

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). Dr. Chiu's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Dr. Chiu is conversant in Cantonese.

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

Dr. Carl Ehrlich, who practices in Whittier, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Ehrlich is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Millie Surati is a family practice physician and otolaryngologist in Whittier, CA. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Before performing her residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Surati attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school.

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

Dr. Eugene Taw is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Montebello, CA. He accepts the following insurance: Health Net and Health Net HMO. He is conversant in 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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Maher is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Maher attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Dr. Maher speaks Spanish.

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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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