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We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept MultiPlan PPO near San Carlos, CA.

Dr. Joseph Quoc Ta, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Ta's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Ta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, MountainView Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sckolnick attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Sckolnick is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. David Ellison, who practices in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Ellison is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Ellison graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Ellison welcomes 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 area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Moir's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moir accepts. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Moir's practice 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Lonergan attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. 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. Brad A Hinrichs, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Brad Hinrichs, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Hinrichs a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hinrichs honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 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.