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We found 25 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Huntington Beach, CA.

Dr. Amber Rachel Coffey, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 240
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Amber Leis' areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; she sees patients in Orange, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, and Tustin, CA. In her practice, Dr. Leis focuses on hand surgery procedures, cosmetic surgery, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Leis is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Hand Surgery Procedures

Dr. David Ruppert Reinstadler, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
351 Hospital Rd 305
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. David Reinstadler's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Newport Beach, CA and Whittier, CA. Patients rated Dr. Reinstadler highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Reinstadler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and PIH Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Kathy Yu-Syken, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
7677 Center Avenue; Suite 202
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kathy Yu, who practices in Long Beach, CA and Huntington Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include sinuplasty. She is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Yu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sinuplasty

Dr. Alexis Dorian Furze, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
520 Superior Avenue; 270
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alexis Furze's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Furze's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Furze welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Joni Kristin Doherty, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
446 Old Newport Boulevard; #100
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Joni Doherty is a specialist in otology and neurotology. She works in Los Angeles, CA, Los Alamitos, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. In her practice, Dr. Doherty focuses on dizziness and ear infection. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Adventist Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Doherty graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Ear Infection, Ear Problems

Dr. Richard Gilbert Castanon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
17732 Beach Boulevard; Suite C
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Richard Castanon is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Castanon has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Gurpreet Singh Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
446 Old Newport Boulevard; 1st. Floor
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gurpreet Ahuja is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Ahuja completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Booth Memorial Hospital. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahuja's distinctions include: Orange County Physician of Excellence in Otolaryngology Orange County Medical Association; Distinguished Service Award Children's Hospital of Orange County; and Southern California Superdoctor Los Angeles Magazine.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery

Dr. Vincent C Hung, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1501 Superior Avenue; #208
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Hung works as a head and neck plastic surgeon in Pasadena, CA and Newport Beach, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hung include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hung's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Hung (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
520 Superior Avenue; Suite 270
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Kelley specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Kelley is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. Dr. Kelley is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Mark Evans Krugman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Organ Transplantation, Otolaryngology
361 Hospital Road
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Mark Krugman's areas of specialization are plastic surgery, organ transplantation, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Krugman attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Krugman trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His areas of expertise consist of hair transplant, injectable fillers, and sinus surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Krugman average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Krugman speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Sinus Surgery, Laser Surgery, Lip Augmentation

Dr. Peter Trong Ngoc Nguyen, MD, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
9940 Talbert Avenue; #202
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Peter Nguyen is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at POH Regional Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Nghia Xuan Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
17822 Beach Bl; Suite 200
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nghia Nguyen is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Huntington Beach, CA. Dr. Nguyen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He speaks Vietnamese.

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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 sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Nguyen 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nguyen include sinus problems and eye problems. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bui attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for residency. His clinical interests encompass thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and parathyroid disease. Dr. Bui has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bui (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. Dr. Bui is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Sinuplasty, Parathyroid Disease

Dr. Rami Kamal Batniji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
361 Hospital Road; Suite #329
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Rami Batniji is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Batniji performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Sarah Vakkalanka is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Vakkalanka (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Vakkalanka attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Vakkalanka is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vakkalanka honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.