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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 works as a hand surgeon, trauma surgeon, and pediatric plastic surgeon in Long Beach, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Hicks is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Hicks's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Hicks has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Hicks is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Hurvitz studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hurvitz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Hurvitz (or staff) is conversant in 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ge is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Society of Neurotology Trainee Award. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Ge is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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

Dr. Kathy Yu-Syken, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
433 E. Wardlow Road
Long 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
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'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
770 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 101
Seal 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. 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) in Long Beach, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Tan average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Tan attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish.

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

Dr. Jesse Tan works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Tan focuses on robotic surgery. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Tan attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Tan honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Joseph's areas of specialization are ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Joseph include plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Joseph honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Alyn Kim practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Long Beach, CA. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Kim trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for her residency. She honors 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 works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Varma graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Varma (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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.