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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sesi include sleep disorders. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Sesi is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He 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 is a pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Hurvitz honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Hurvitz has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Hurvitz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Irvine, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sinuplasty. On average, patients gave Dr. Yoshpe a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Yoshpe attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Yoshpe (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Yoshpe's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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 facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, CA and Long Beach, CA. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Furze include sleep apnea, radiesse, and restylane. Dr. Furze accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Furze has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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

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

Dr. Ayal Willner's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Willner (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Willner's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Willner attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Willner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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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 is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Ge include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and radiesse. Dr. Ge's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of American Society of Neurotology Trainee Award. Dr. Ge speaks Chinese. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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

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

Dr. Joni Doherty specializes in otology and neurotology. Clinical interests for Dr. Doherty include dizziness and ear infection. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA HMO, and more. She graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Doherty is professionally affiliated with 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. Cecil John Folmar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
230 Hospital Circle; #a
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Cecil Folmar's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Folmar include hand surgery procedures. Dr. Folmar is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Folmar obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 in Long Beach, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sinuplasty. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu accepts. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sinuplasty

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

Dr. Eddie Ramirez's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramirez include chronic sinusitis, cosmetic treatments, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramirez studied medicine at 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ramirez 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)

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 graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goland has received the following distinctions: 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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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3650 E. South Street; #202
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Elias Ayoub works as an otolaryngologist in Downey, CA and Lynwood, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ayoub takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ayoub (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ayoub is affiliated with PIH Health.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include TCA peel, radiesse, and restylane. Dr. Joseph honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Joseph attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His 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, who practices in Los Alamitos, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngic allergy. His clinical interests include thyroid problems and sinus problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fishman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Fishman is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Fountain Valley, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Long Beach, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Mahood is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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 medical specialist in vascular surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending The University of Sydney Medical School, Dr. Williams completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of London. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America (Surgery).

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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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