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We found 11 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Long Beach, CA.

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

Dr. Pearlman Hicks specializes in hand surgery, trauma surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and practices in Long Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hicks include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Hicks attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Hicks has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Keith Hurvitz specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Long Beach, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Hurvitz include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hurvitz has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Hurvitz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Norman Nenghong Ge, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otology and Neurotology
5901 E 7th Street
Long Beach, 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. Kathy Yu-Syken, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
433 E. Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kathy Yu is a pediatric otolaryngologist. In Dr. Yu's practice, she is particularly interested in sinuplasty. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sinuplasty

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

Dr. Jeffrey Joseph's specialties are ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Orange, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. In Dr. Joseph's practice, he is particularly interested in plastic surgery procedures. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Joseph is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Furze is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Dr. Jesus King Tan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2865 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 225
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jesus Tan practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tan completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Tan has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Tan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Joni Kristin Doherty, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
770 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 101
Seal Beach, CA
 

Dr. Joni Doherty sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, Los Alamitos, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. Her medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Doherty is especially interested in dizziness and ear infection. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doherty takes. After completing medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Adventist Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Ear Infection, Ear Problems

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

Dr. Jesse Tan's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Alyn Ji Eun Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery
433 E. Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alyn Kim is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and plastic surgery. She works in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare insurance. Her professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Namrata Varma specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Varma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). She is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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.