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We found 13 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Shield of California - Major Risk Medical Insurance Program near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Joseph Quoc Ta, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Ta's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Ta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, MountainView Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Snoring, Nose Problems, Salivary Gland Problems, Facial Surgery, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Masami Saito, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. David Saito works as an otolaryngologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saito is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Saito speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristin Marie Brew, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Brew, who practices in Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Brew is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Brew is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick C Fann, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Fann's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Fann is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Otoplasty, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Snoring, Facial Surgery, Neck Surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Botox ... (Read more)

Dr. Melinda S Moir, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Melinda Moir's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Moir's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moir accepts. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Moir's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kathryn K Obana, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Kathryn Obana is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Mountain View, CA. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Obana attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Obana is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Obana is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Obana's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Devin Murphy Lonergan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Devin Lonergan specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Lonergan attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laryngology, Neck Surgery, Sinusitis, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad A Hinrichs, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Brad Hinrichs, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Hinrichs a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hinrichs honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Robert N Huang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Robert Huang is an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang accepts. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Huang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Eugene Joseph Kim, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Kim is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kim is 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes. Dr. Kim obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kim is open to new patients.

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Dr. John Hieu Duc Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
701 E El Camino Real; 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. John Nguyen specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Mountain View, CA. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nguyen is open to new patients.

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Dr. John Ray Talley, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. John Talley's medical specialty is hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Talley accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Talley is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Burns, Facelift, Skin Cancer, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brendan Pierce, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Brendan Pierce works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pierce accepts. Dr. Pierce's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Otoplasty, Food Allergy, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

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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.