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We found 11 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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Downey, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cramer's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and PIH Health. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Amit Kochhar sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Whittier, CA. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Kochhar include blepharoplasty, hair transplant, and injectable fillers. Dr. Kochhar accepts Health Net, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Nerve Problems, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Hair ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elias Ayoub's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ayoub graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayoub honors. In addition to English, Dr. Ayoub (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. David Chen is an otolaryngologist in Whittier, CA and Montebello, CA. He is affiliated with PIH Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Chen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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Dr. Steven A Burres, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 100
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Steven Burres is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Burres is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and more.

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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. Dr. Passy is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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. Dr. Passy is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Tonsil Problems

Dr. Shin Chung Chiu, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 203a
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Shin Chiu's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at VA Long Beach Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chiu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiu (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Cantonese. Dr. Chiu is affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Carl Ehrlich works as an otolaryngologist in Whittier, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Ehrlich average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Ehrlich attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. 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 works as a family practice physician and ear, nose and throat specialist 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 otolaryngologist. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Taw honors Health Net and Health Net HMO insurance.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 301
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Sasha Maher's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maher accepts. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Maher's residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Maher (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Maher is affiliated with 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.