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

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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 medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Kochhar include chin implants, blepharoplasty, and injectable fillers. He is affiliated with PIH Health and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Kochhar studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He takes Health Net, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kochhar include: 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, Eyelid Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Neck Problems, Nerve Problems, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. David Kuan-Hung Chen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. David Chen's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include PIH Health and AppleCare Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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

Dr. Henry Cramer's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and PIH Health. Dr. Cramer is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Cramer average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cramer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Elias I Ayoub, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 303
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Elias Ayoub practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Downey, CA and Lynwood, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Ayoub (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include PIH Health and AppleCare Medical Group. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Downey, CA and Orange, CA. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Passy graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Passy honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Tonsil Problems

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

Dr. Shin Chiu, who practices in Downey, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiu is affiliated with PIH Health and AppleCare Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Chiu attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Long Beach Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He is conversant in Cantonese.

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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 accepts Health Net and Health Net HMO insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Medicine 1, Yangon. 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 sees patients in Downey, CA. Her medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include PIH Health and AppleCare Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maher's education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In addition to English, Dr. Maher speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Millie Surati works as a family medicine practitioner and otolaryngologist. She studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Surati completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Dr. Carl Ehrlich practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Whittier, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Ehrlich has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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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