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We found 26 head and neck surgeons who accept Anthem near Irvine, CA.

Dr. Sunil P Verma, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
62 Corporate Park; Suite 115
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Sunil Verma, who practices in Irvine, CA and Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Verma obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: hoarseness, laryngitis, and salivary gland surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Verma accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His distinctions include: Best Doctors in America (Otolaryngology); UC Irvine Health ARISE Award for innovation; and UC Irvine School of Medicine iPad Innovation pilot program winner. Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Verma is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Laryngitis, Stenosis, Voice Problems, Hoarseness, Tracheostomy, Laryngology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Nenghong Ge, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otology and Neurotology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Norman Ge specializes in facial plastic surgery and otology and neurotology and practices in Long Beach, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Ge speaks Chinese. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, facial surgery, and nose surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Dr. Ge studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ge takes. He has received the following distinction: American Society of Neurotology Trainee Award.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Nose Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. John Stanley Supance, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
18 Endeavor; Suite 208
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. John Supance is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Mission Viejo, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, and Irvine, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Supance attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Supance is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Supance has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. David Ruppert Reinstadler, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
881 Dover Drive; Suite 350
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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reinstadler is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and PIH Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reinstadler has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Reinstadler attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Dr. Hamid Reza Djalilian, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
62 Corporate Park; Suite 115
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Hamid Djalilian is an otologist and neurotologist in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Djalilian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, balance disorders (vestibular disorders), and facial paralysis. Dr. Djalilian is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Djalilian has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Djalilian's distinctions include: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Best Doctors in America (Otolaryngology); and US News and World Report America's Top Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Tinnitus, Tumor, Meningioma, Cysts, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Amber Rachel Coffey, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Amber Leis, who practices in Orange, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, and Tustin, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. In her practice, Dr. Leis focuses on hand surgery procedures, cosmetic surgery, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Leis honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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

Dr. Roger L. Lee Crumley, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
62 Corporate Park; Suite 115
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Roger Crumley practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Tustin, CA, Orange, CA, and Irvine, CA. His areas of expertise include hoarseness, sleep apnea, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Crumley's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Crumley is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Harris B Mosher Award (Research, laryngeal reinnervation); and Best Doctors in America - Otolaryngology.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, Snoring, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Surgical Procedures, Sleep Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Maurice Crockett, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
18 Endeavor; Suite 208
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Crockett is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Crockett's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Crockett has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Dr. Paul Chao-Yuan Sun, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
22 Odyssey; Suite 100
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Paul Sun is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Sun has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Sun attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Sun has an open panel.

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Dr. Naveen Dilip Bhandarkar, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
62 Corporate Park; Suite 115
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Naveen Bhandarkar sees patients in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhandarkar's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Bhandarkar's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors in America - Otolaryngology and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Nosebleeds, Sinuplasty, Allergies, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Jet-Fei Wong, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
62 Corporate Park; Suite 115
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Brian Wong sees patients in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wong graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of eyelid surgery, facial surgery, and facial paralysis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Best Doctors in America - Otolaryngology; and Clinical Innovator Award- Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute. Dr. Wong is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Eyelid Problems, Facial Paralysis, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Esrafil E Abedi Asl, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
16300 Sand Canyon Road 602
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Esrafil Abedi's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Abedi is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Iran University of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In addition to English, Dr. Abedi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Persian, and Turkish. Dr. Abedi's professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Head and Neck Problems

Dr. Harrison William Lin, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
62 Corporate Park; Suite 115
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Harrison Lin's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. His areas of clinical interest consist of hearing loss, balance disorders (vestibular disorders), and endoscopic skull base surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Lin performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Tinnitus, Meningioma, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Balance Disorders, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip R Wells, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
18 Endeavor; Suite 208
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Wells practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wells is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wells completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Wells is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Nazih Michel Haddad, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
400 Newport Center Drive; #704
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nazih Haddad specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Haddad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Haddad studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haddad is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2552 Walnut Avenue; Suite 130
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Charles Oh practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Tustin, CA. Dr. Oh has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oh graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Oh completed residency programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He speaks Korean.

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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.