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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Folmar include hand surgery procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Folmar average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Folmar attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hand Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Thanh-Van Nguyen is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Nguyen is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include sinus problems and eye problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Tam Bui's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bui include thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and parathyroid disease. Dr. Bui is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Bui (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.

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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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Tran honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Tran (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Sarah Vakkalanka is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Vakkalanka studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Vakkalanka's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Vakkalanka (or staff) speaks 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 a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

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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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