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We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept CIGNA PPO near Los Alamitos, CA.

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

Dr. Nina Yoshpe, who practices in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Irvine, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yoshpe include sinuplasty. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yoshpe accepts. She has received the following distinctions: 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. 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. Ayal Willner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 303
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Ayal Willner's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Willner's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Willner obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Willner (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Willner is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Westminster, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Folmar at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Folmar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 425
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Shapiro is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He speaks Spanish. In Dr. Shapiro's practice, he is particularly interested in balance disorders (vestibular disorders). He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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Clinical interests: Balance Disorders

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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.