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

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

Dr. Joseph Ta's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Ta attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Ta (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Ta is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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. Kristin Marie Brew, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Brew practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Mountain View, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). On average, patients gave Dr. Brew a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brew honors. Dr. Brew has an open panel.

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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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Saito is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saito is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Saito's office for an appointment. 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). He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Patrick Fann's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Fann attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Fann is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fann accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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: 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Moir's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moir welcomes new patients. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Devin Lonergan is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Lonergan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His hospital/clinic 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. Kathryn K Obana, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Kathryn Obana is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Obana is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Obana average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Obana is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Brad Hinrichs sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hinrichs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His practice 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen 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. He is open to new patients. Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Robert Huang specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Huang is conversant in Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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). Patients rated Dr. Huang highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 otolaryngologist in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Kim has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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 areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. Dr. Talley has indicated that his clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Talley speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Brendan Pierce's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pierce's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He 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.