We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept PacifiCare Signature Value HMO 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, who practices in San Francisco, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Wang attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Kevin Gersten practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Gersten's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gersten is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gersten's practice is open to new patients.

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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 attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Epstein's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Epstein honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Epstein is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wright is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wright is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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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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