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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Geisinger, and PIH Health. Dr. Cramer honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Cramer 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 is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: blepharoplasty, hair transplant, and injectable fillers. He is affiliated with PIH Health and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Kochhar attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Kochhar accepts 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)

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

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

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

Dr. Elias Ayoub's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). 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. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Ayoub is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Passy attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Passy is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tonsil Problems

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

Dr. Steven Burres works as an otolaryngologist in Los Angeles, CA, Beverly Hills, CA, and Lakewood, CA. Dr. Burres graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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). Before performing his residency at VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Dr. Chiu attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chiu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Chiu is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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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). He is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Ehrlich obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Ehrlich average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 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. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Surati's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Eugene Taw's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Taw is in-network for Health Net and Health Net HMO insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
11480 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Sasha Maher is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Downey, CA and Lakewood, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as 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. She is conversant in Spanish. She 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.