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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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ta is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Brew's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Saito has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with 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. He is open to 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). Dr. Saito 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Mountain View, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Fann is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Fann 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: 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moir honors. Dr. Moir is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Moir attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. 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 a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Lonergan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Dr. Obana attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Brad Hinrichs is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Hinrichs attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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, who practices in Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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, who practices in Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Huang's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Huang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to 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 a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kim attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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 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 is a hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Talley attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Talley is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 works as an otolaryngologist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Pierce trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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.