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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 is a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Westminster, CA. Dr. Folmar has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Folmar include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Folmar honors. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Folmar trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Folmar 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 pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sinus problems and eye problems. Dr. Nguyen attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Bui a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and parathyroid disease. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bui trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Bui (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Sinuplasty, Parathyroid Disease

Dr. Sarah K Vakkalanka, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
10760 Warner Avenue; Suite 201
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Vakkalanka works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Vakkalanka attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Vakkalanka (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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). Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart.

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

Dr. Edward Lee practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Orange, CA. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Lee is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Quang Quach, who practices in Rosemead, CA and Westminster, CA, 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. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Quach speaks 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.