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We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept CIGNA PPO near Fountain Valley, CA.

Dr. Cecil John Folmar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
230 Hospital Circle; Suite A
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Cecil Folmar works as a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Westminster, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Folmar at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Folmar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Thanh Van Van Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
10760 Warner Avenue; Suite 201
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Thanh-Van Nguyen is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Nguyen has indicated that her clinical interests include sinus problems and eye problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 459
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Tam Bui is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has indicated that his clinical interests include thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and parathyroid disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bui at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bui takes. Dr. Bui (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Sinuplasty, Parathyroid Disease

Dr. Douglas A Tran, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
10760 Warner Avenue; Suite 201
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Tran's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
10760 Warner Avenue; Suite 201
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Vakkalanka specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Vakkalanka studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vakkalanka is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vakkalanka (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Dr. Edward Su-Chong Lee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1140 La Veta Avenue; Suite 520
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Edward Lee is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
9251 Bolsa Street
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Quang Quach specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Quach attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.