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

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

Dr. Ayal Willner's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Willner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Filipino, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Willner include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Willner is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Willner's training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Willner is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Nina Yoshpe's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). In her practice, Dr. Yoshpe focuses on sinuplasty. Dr. Yoshpe is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Yoshpe has received the following distinctions: 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. 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. Cecil John Folmar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
230 Hospital Circle; #a
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Cecil Folmar is a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Westminster, CA. Dr. Folmar has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Folmar include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Folmar honors. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Folmar trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Folmar 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shapiro's areas of expertise include balance disorders (vestibular disorders). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shapiro completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shapiro is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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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.