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We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna Open Access Managed Choice near Dublin, CA.

Dr. Sean Xun Wang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Sean Wang's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laryngology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Michael Gersten, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Gersten's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Gersten an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gersten is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Gersten attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Gordon H Epstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Epstein, who practices in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated Dr. Epstein highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Epstein attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Epstein is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Richard John Wright, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Richard Wright, who practices in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wright honors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.