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, who practices in San Diego, CA, El Centro, CA, and Encinitas, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Dr. Magit graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Magit has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in San Diego, CA, Encinitas, CA, and Murrieta, CA. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pransky is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pransky 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 sees patients in San Diego, CA, El Centro, CA, and Encinitas, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Dr. Bothwell honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Bothwell attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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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's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Leuin is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Nation honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He 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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