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We found 19 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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Sesi a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sesi include sleep disorders. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Sesi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at White Memorial Medical Center, Beaumont Hospitals, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Sesi speaks Spanish.

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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 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. Nina S Yoshpe, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 303
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Nina Yoshpe works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Yoshpe's practice, she is particularly interested in sinuplasty. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yoshpe takes. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her professional training, Dr. Yoshpe completed residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Yoshpe (or staff) speaks the following 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 specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Willner (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Filipino, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Willner is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Willner accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Cecil John Folmar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
230 Hospital Circle; #a
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Cecil Folmar, who practices in Westminster, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Folmar's areas of expertise include hand surgery procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. 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, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, Dr. Folmar speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hand Surgery Procedures

Dr. Joni Kristin Doherty, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 303
Los Alamitos, 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. Kathy Yu-Syken, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
7677 Center Avenue; Suite 202
Huntington 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. Jay Howard Goland, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2925 N Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 100
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jay Goland practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Goland accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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. Eddie Anthony Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 430
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Eddie Ramirez is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Ramirez studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramirez include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and blepharoplasty. He is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks 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)

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

Dr. Elias Ayoub works as an otolaryngologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ayoub at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Ayoub (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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

Dr. Russell Williams is a vascular surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Williams attended The University of Sydney Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of London for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America (Surgery). Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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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 otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngic allergy specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid problems and sinus problems. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fishman is in-network for 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. 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. Cyril Frederick Paul Mahood, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2600 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Cyril Mahood's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mahood is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast 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.