We found 13 head and neck surgeons who accept United Healthcare Managed Indemnity near Palo Alto, CA.

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

Dr. Kristin Brew is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Brew attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Saito practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated Dr. Saito highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saito takes. Dr. Saito is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Surfer's Ear, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Ta specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Ta (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Ta performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Devin Lonergan is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lonergan obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lonergan accepts. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Patrick C Fann, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Fann is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fann accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Moir is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Moir trained at Stanford University Medical Center for her residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. He has a special interest in plastic surgery procedures. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Talley obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Talley welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kathryn Obana, who practices in Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Obana's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Obana is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Brad Hinrichs is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Hinrichs's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Hinrichs'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, who practices in Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Nguyen's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Nguyen average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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

Dr. Robert Huang is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Mountain View, CA. Patients gave Dr. Huang an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is conversant in Mandarin.

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

Dr. Brendan Pierce is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Pierce is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pierce is accepting new patients.

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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.

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