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We found 35 head and neck surgeons who accept Health Net EPO near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Ellie G Maghami, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ellie Maghami's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Maghami is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Maghami trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Maghami has received the following distinctions: "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly; Faculty of the American College of Surgeons; and ASCO Young Investigator Award. Dr. Maghami (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Cancer

Dr. Ali Marni Strocker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Division of Otolaryngology
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ali Strocker practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Tarzana, CA and Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Strocker's areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Strocker is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Acid Reflux

Dr. Hrair A Koutnouyan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
50 Alessandro Place; Suite 230
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Hrair Koutnouyan works as a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: anti-aging, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. Dr. Koutnouyan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Koutnouyan (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Sleep Problems, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Skin Cancer, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Niels Christopher Tyson Kokot, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Niels Kokot is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, skull base surgery, and head and neck cancer. His professional affiliations include USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Kokot honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Dr. Kokot was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in .; UC Regents Scholar; and Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society. Dr. Kokot (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Stenosis, Skull Base Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Parathyroid Disease, Trachea ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert S Kang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Robert Kang practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Kang is especially interested in endoscopic sinus surgery, head and neck cancer, and microvascular surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Rick A Friedman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1520 San Pablo Street; 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rick Friedman sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Friedman has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Castle Connolly "Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.

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Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Tumor, Meningioma, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Acoustic Neuroma, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Peter Wilkinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2100 W 3rd Street; #111
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Eric Wilkinson specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Wilkinson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Wilkinson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Clinical interests: Cochlear Implant Surgery, Neurofibromatosis Type 2

Dr. David Kiehyun Yun, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
50 Alessandro Place; Suite 230
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. David Yun is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Yun (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Yun's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Yun completed residency programs at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1127 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite #809
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Christina McAlpin, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. McAlpin's clinical interests include salivary gland problems, sleep apnea, and sinus problems. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. McAlpin is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Salivary Gland Problems, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. George B Stoneman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1245 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. George Stoneman practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, hearing loss, and chronic sinusitis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stoneman graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles. He has received the following distinctions: Distinguished Service Award, USC Medical Alumni Association; Guest of Honor at 50th Anniversary Annual Keck School of Medicine of USC Scholarship Benefit; and President's Award, the highest award given by the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors. He is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Throat Problems, Balance Disorders, Sinus Problems, Voice Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Uttam K Sinha, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 4600
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Uttam Sinha is an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Sinha (or staff) is conversant in Bengali and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Sinha's clinical interests: thyroid problems, skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Sinha is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Sinha attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. On average, patients gave Dr. Sinha a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sinha takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sinha has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Clinical Trials, Stenosis, Voice Disorders, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dale H Rice, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1450 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dale Rice is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rice include sinus problems and head and neck cancer. Dr. Rice is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rice takes. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Kalpna Kay Durairaj, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
800 South Fairmont Avenue; Suite 325
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. K. Durairaj specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Durairaj is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Durairaj include anti-aging, migraine, and thyroid problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Durairaj speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bozena B Wrobel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Bozena Wrobel is an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Dr. Wrobel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Polish and Russian. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunotherapy, endoscopic sinus surgery, and enlarged turbinates. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Keck Hospital of USC. She studied medicine at Medical University of Warsaw. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Wrobel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Enlarged Turbinates, Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy, Immunotherapy, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Jahangir Sharifi, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1701 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue; Suite 560
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jahangir Sharifi's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Los Angeles, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharifi is 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Dr. Sharifi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Sharifi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Dr. Dennis R Maceri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 4600
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Maceri is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Dr. Maceri's areas of expertise include the following: ear surgery, cochlear implant, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Hospital of USC. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Maceri's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maceri has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Keck School of Medicine Teaching Awards, 2003 and 2007.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Ear Surgery, Cochlear Implant

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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.