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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ta (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Ta completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA. Dr. Sckolnick is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient reviews placed Dr. Sckolnick at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sckolnick takes. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. David Ellison specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Ellison attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellison is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. 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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Moir's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moir takes. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Moir attended Stanford University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lonergan accepts. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Lonergan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Lonergan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lonergan's 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. Brad A Hinrichs, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Brad Hinrichs works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hinrichs takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hinrichs is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Brendan Pierce, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Brendan Pierce practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Pierce attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Pierce is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.