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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Magit's training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Magit has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is 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 sees patients in San Diego, CA, Encinitas, CA, and Murrieta, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pransky accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally 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). Dr. Nation is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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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 specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She works 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 then went on to complete her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Patient ratings for Dr. Bothwell average 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a pediatric otolaryngologist in San Diego, CA, Encinitas, CA, and Oceanside, CA. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 her residency.

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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.