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We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Medigap Medicare Supplement Plans near San Carlos, CA.

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Dr. Joseph Quoc Ta, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, 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. Joshua S Sckolnick, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Sckolnick practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Sckolnick accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Sckolnick studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. David Ernest Ellison, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. David Ellison is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Ellison performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ellison is open to new patients.

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Dr. Melinda S Moir, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, 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. Devin Murphy Lonergan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, 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
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, 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. Brendan Pierce, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Brendan Pierce is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pierce's 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.