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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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In her practice, she is particularly interested in head and neck cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Maghami is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Maghami include: "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. Dr. Maghami's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Sarcoma, Parathyroid Disease, Salivary Gland Problems, Laryngeal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ali Strocker, who practices in Tarzana, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Strocker is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Strocker 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 specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Koutnouyan (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. In Dr. Koutnouyan's practice, he is particularly interested in anti-aging, thyroid problems, and skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Before completing his residency at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Koutnouyan attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koutnouyan honors. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Koutnouyan's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. K. Durairaj is a specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Pasadena, CA and Sun Valley, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sleep disorders, anti-aging, and migraine. Dr. Durairaj is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Durairaj attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Durairaj trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Eric Wilkinson is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilkinson attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Wilkinson (or staff) speaks 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Glendale, CA and Pasadena, CA. Dr. Yun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. He honors 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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. McAlpin average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McAlpin's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), salivary gland problems, and sleep apnea. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency 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 attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. McAlpin speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Salivary Gland Problems, Sinusitis, ... (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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kokot include thyroid problems, skull base surgery, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Kokot accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kokot completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Stenosis, Skull Base Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Parathyroid Disease, Trachea ... (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 works as an otologist and neurotologist in Los Angeles, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Friedman attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His clinical interests include otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma. Patients gave Dr. Friedman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Friedman include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Castle Connolly "Top Doctor. Dr. Friedman is 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. Robert S Kang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Robert Kang's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Kang's clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, head and neck cancer, and microvascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Kang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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

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

Dr. George Stoneman is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Stoneman include sleep disorders, hearing loss, and chronic sinusitis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stoneman honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles. Dr. Stoneman's distinctions include: 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 professionally 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's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Sinha is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sinha include thyroid problems, skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Sinha is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Sinha accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sinha attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Sinha has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Bozena Wrobel works as an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Wrobel (or staff) speaks Polish and Russian. These areas are among Dr. Wrobel's clinical interests: immunotherapy, endoscopic sinus surgery, and enlarged turbinates. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Wrobel attended Medical University of Warsaw for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received the following distinctions: 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. Dale H Rice, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1450 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dale Rice sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rice include sinus problems and head and neck cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Rice trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Head and Neck Cancer

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

Dr. Jahangir Sharifi is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Los Angeles, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharifi honors. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sharifi trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, 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's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has a special interest in ear surgery, cochlear implant, and thyroid surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Maceri a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Keck School of Medicine Teaching Awards, 2003 and 2007. Dr. Maceri's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Hospital of USC.

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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.