We found 12 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Long Beach, CA.

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Dr. Pearlman David Hicks Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2360 Long Beach Blvde.
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Pearlman Hicks is a physician who specializes in hand surgery, trauma surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Hicks is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hicks include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and California Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Hicks attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joni Kristin Doherty, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
770 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 101
Seal Beach, CA
 

Dr. Joni Doherty is a specialist in otology and neurotology. After completing medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Dr. Doherty performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include dizziness and ear infection. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Doherty speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Adventist Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Ear Infection, Ear Problems

Dr. Keith A Hurvitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology
2880 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 290
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Keith Hurvitz's specialties are pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Long Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hurvitz include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Hurvitz's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Hurvitz completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Hurvitz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Nenghong Ge, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5901 E 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Norman Ge practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Ge speaks Chinese. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and radiesse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza and VA Long Beach Healthcare System. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ge is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Ge has received the distinction of American Society of Neurotology Trainee Award.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Dysport Injection, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexis Dorian Furze, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alexis Furze is a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, CA and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Furze's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sleep apnea, radiesse, and restylane. He is professionally affiliated with VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Dr. Furze accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Furze attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Sleep Problems, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Dysport Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathy Yu-Syken, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
433 E. Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kathy Yu practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Long Beach, CA. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her areas of expertise include sinuplasty. Dr. Yu is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Sinuplasty

Dr. Jeffrey M Joseph, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Joseph is a physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include TCA peel, radiesse, and restylane. Dr. Joseph accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Joseph attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the following distinctions: RealSelf Top Doctor and Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, Eyelid Retraction Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesse William Tan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2865 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 225
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jesse Tan works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Long Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include robotic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Tan average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Tan attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Tan welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Kevin Chung-Kai Huoh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
770 Pacific Coast Highway
Seal Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Huoh, who practices in Seal Beach, CA and Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Huoh attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Huoh has received distinctions including ABEA Seymour R. Cohen Pediatric Laryngology Research Award; UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Research Grant; and Alpha Omega Alpha 2007 Triological Society Western Section Shirley Baron Resident Research Award. Dr. Huoh (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Huoh's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's).

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2865 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 225
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jesus Tan works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Tan attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Tan has an open panel.

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Dr. Namrata Varma, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
433 E Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Namrata Varma is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Varma attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Varma (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Varma's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
433 E Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alyn Kim specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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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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