We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Dublin, CA.

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

Dr. Sean Wang works as an otolaryngologist in San Francisco, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Wang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for his residency. He speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Surfer's Ear, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Michael 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 has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gersten is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gersten is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gersten's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Gordon Epstein works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Epstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Epstein's office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Wright is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wright takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Wright attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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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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