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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, who practices in Westminster, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Folmar's areas of expertise include hand surgery procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, Dr. Folmar speaks Spanish. He is 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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Nguyen average 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sinus problems and eye problems. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following 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 an otolaryngologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Bui average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bui's areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and parathyroid disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bui accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Bui (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. He is 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tran accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Tran attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Sarah Vakkalanka practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Vakkalanka (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. She graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Vakkalanka's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Edward Lee's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Lee at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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

Dr. Quang Quach is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Quach is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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.