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We found 21 head and neck surgeons who accept Anthem near Los Alamitos, CA.

Dr. Maher Sesi, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3801 Katella 324
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Maher Sesi sees patients in Torrance, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at White Memorial Medical Center, Beaumont Hospitals, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Sesi has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Sesi average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sesi is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Sesi's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sinus Problems

Dr. Keith A Hurvitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology
6226 East Spring Street; Suite 380
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. Nina S Yoshpe, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 303
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Nina Yoshpe is an otolaryngologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Yoshpe is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yoshpe's areas of expertise include sinuplasty. Her professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Yoshpe has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Yoshpe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sinuplasty

Dr. Ayal Willner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 303
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Ayal Willner works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Long Beach, CA, Los Alamitos, CA, and Irvine, CA. Dr. Willner is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Willner include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Willner honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Willner attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Willner (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Filipino, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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
7677 Center Avenue; Suite 202
Huntington 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. Cecil John Folmar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
230 Hospital Circle; #a
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Cecil Folmar works as a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Westminster, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Folmar include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Folmar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Folmar attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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'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. Eddie Anthony Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 430
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Eddie Ramirez's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Ramirez takes Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ramirez's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Rhinoplasty, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Joni Kristin Doherty, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 303
Los Alamitos, 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. Jay Howard Goland, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2925 N Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 100
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jay Goland is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goland takes. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Goland has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3650 E. South Street; #202
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Elias Ayoub's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ayoub is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ayoub attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Ayoub (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Dr. Sidney Mark Fishman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 425
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Sidney Fishman is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist, facial plastic surgeon, and otolaryngic allergist in Los Alamitos, CA. Patients gave Dr. Fishman an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid problems and sinus problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Fishman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Sinus Problems

Dr. Russell A. I Williams, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Otolaryngology
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Russell Williams' specialties are vascular surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of London, Dr. Williams attended medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America (Surgery). He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Dr. Cyril Frederick Paul Mahood, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2600 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Cyril Mahood sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Long Beach, CA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Mahood studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Steven A Burres, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 100
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Steven Burres' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Burres has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burres takes. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional 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.