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We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Health Net HMO near Dublin, CA.

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

Dr. Sean Wang practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in San Francisco, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Wang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Anna Katrine Meyer Karabatsos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Anna Meyer is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Walnut Creek, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Oakland, CA. Dr. Meyer's areas of expertise consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Meyer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for her residency. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Disorders, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kevin Gersten is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gersten's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Gersten is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Gersten has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kristina Westlund Rosbe, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Kristina Rosbe specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Oakland, CA. After attending Dartmouth Medical School, she completed her residency training at UNC Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosbe include cleft lip and palate, throat problems, and hearing loss. On average, patients gave Dr. Rosbe a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Rosbe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Cleft Lip and Palate, Coblation, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gordon Epstein is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Epstein studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Epstein trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Epstein average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Richard Wright is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wright is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Wright attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Wright average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wright is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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.