We found 4 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 is a pediatric otolaryngologist in San Diego, CA, El Centro, CA, and Encinitas, CA. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Dr. Magit takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Magit speaks Spanish.

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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). The average patient rating for Dr. Pransky is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Pransky attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Pransky has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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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 is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Nation is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nation trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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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). Dr. Leuin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Leuin attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She is 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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