We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Sharp Health Plan HMO near Encinitas, CA.

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Dr. Anthony Edmund Magit, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
477 N. El Camino Real; Building D, Suite 302
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Magit's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Magit trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Magit speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Seth Marc Pransky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
477 N. El Camino Real; Building D, Suite 302
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Seth Pransky's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Pransky's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pransky has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Javan Jonathon Nation, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
477 N. El Camino Real; Building D, Suite 302
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Javan Nation, who practices in Encinitas, CA, Escondido, CA, and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Nation is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Marcella R Bothwell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
477 N. El Camino Real; Building D, Suite 302
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Marcella Bothwell is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in San Diego, CA, El Centro, CA, and Encinitas, CA. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Dr. Bothwell attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Dr. Shelby C Leuin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
477 N. El Camino Real; Building D, Suite 302
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Shelby Leuin is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Dr. Leuin is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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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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