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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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Ta attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, MountainView Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ta has an open panel.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Saito 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Saito's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and 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, 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Brew is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Brew attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Brew is professionally 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. Patrick C Fann, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Fann is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Fann studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fann takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Moir is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Moir 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 surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Obana's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Devin Lonergan works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Lonergan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lonergan is open to new patients.

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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' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hinrichs's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hinrichs honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is open to 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Huang honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Huang is conversant in Mandarin.

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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. On average, patients gave Dr. Kim a 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 Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Kim welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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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 is an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Mountain View, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Nguyen attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in 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. 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, 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 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.