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, who practices in Torrance, CA and Los Alamitos, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at White Memorial Medical Center, Beaumont Hospitals, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sesi include sleep disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sesi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Sesi is accepting 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's specialties are pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hurvitz's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Hurvitz is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Hurvitz has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Hurvitz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nina Yoshpe's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Yoshpe is 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sinuplasty. Dr. Yoshpe's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Before performing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Yoshpe attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Yoshpe has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Yoshpe (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Furze include sleep apnea, radiesse, and restylane. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Furze is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Sleep Problems, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Dysport Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Nenghong Ge, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5901 E 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Norman Ge's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and radiesse. The average patient rating for Dr. Ge is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ge honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Ge attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ge has received professional recognition including the following: American Society of Neurotology Trainee Award. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Dysport Injection, Nose ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ayal Willner is a pediatric otolaryngologist in Long Beach, CA, Los Alamitos, CA, and Irvine, CA. Dr. Willner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Filipino, and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Willner is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Willner takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Joni Kristin Doherty, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 303
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Joni Doherty's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Dr. Doherty's clinical interests include dizziness and ear infection. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Adventist Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA HMO. After completing medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Ear Infection, Ear Problems

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 otolaryngologist. 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Folmar include hand surgery procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Folmar is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Kathy Yu-Syken, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
7677 Center Avenue; Suite 202
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kathy Yu is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Her areas of expertise include sinuplasty. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Yu's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Yu (or staff) is conversant in 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. Jay Howard Goland, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2925 N Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 100
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jay Goland specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Goland accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Goland is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Eddie Ramirez practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Los Alamitos, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramirez include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and blepharoplasty. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ramirez attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Elias Ayoub sees patients in Downey, CA, Lakewood, CA, and Lynwood, CA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Ayoub (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ayoub attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ayoub accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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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 sees patients in Orange, CA and Long Beach, CA. His medical specialties are vascular surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America (Surgery).

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

Dr. Jeffrey Joseph is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Joseph include TCA peel, radiesse, and restylane. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Joseph's distinctions include: RealSelf Top Doctor and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, Eyelid Retraction Repair, ... (Read more)

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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngic allergy. Patient ratings for Dr. Fishman average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems and sinus problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fishman is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Sinus Problems

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

Dr. Cyril Mahood works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Mahood attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mahood is 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.
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