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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' specialties are hand surgery, trauma surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. He practices in Long Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed Dr. Hicks at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. 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. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Hurvitz include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hurvitz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Hurvitz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Hurvitz is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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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, Otolaryngology
5901 E 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Norman Ge is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ge accepts. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ge completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Society of Neurotology Trainee Award. Dr. Ge is conversant in Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Nose Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems

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

Dr. Joni Doherty's specialty is otology and neurotology. She has a special interest in dizziness and ear infection. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Doherty is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Doherty's training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her professional 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. Jesus King Tan, MD
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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Tan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Tan has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tan's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kathy Yu's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Yu is especially interested in sinuplasty. She is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Yu 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. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sinuplasty

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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Furze studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Joseph is an ophthalmologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in plastic surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph accepts. Dr. Joseph's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Jesse Tan specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include robotic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Tan graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following 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 open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Namrata Varma works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Long Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and Irvine, CA. She is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Varma accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After attending Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Varma (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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

Dr. Alyn Kim, who practices in Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Kim accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare 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.