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We found 13 head and neck surgeons who accept Health Net HMO for Large and Small Groups near San Mateo, CA.

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
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 806
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. Jennifer F Bock-Hughes, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Bock-Hughes sees patients in San Mateo, CA and Redwood City, CA. Her medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bock-Hughes (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and German. Dr. Bock-Hughes is especially interested in endoscopic sinus surgery and thyroid surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). 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 Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Bock-Hughes has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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. Christina Laane, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Christina Laane is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Laane include sinus surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laane takes. She attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Laane completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Laane (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Estonian and German. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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. Helena T Yip, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Helena Yip practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Yip speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Yip trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Yip is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yip's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Emily E Crozier, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drie; 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Emily Crozier works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Burlingame, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crozier honors. She is open to new patients. Dr. Crozier's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 301
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Raymond Kelly sees patients in San Mateo, CA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Kelly a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Kelly is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S. Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Theresa Gurney specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gurney obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting 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.