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We found 14 head and neck surgeons who accept Health Net Seniority Plus Green near San Mateo, CA.

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

Dr. Joseph Ta works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ta is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). On average, patients gave Dr. Sckolnick a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. David Ernest Ellison, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 806
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. David Ellison's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ellison is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ellison has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He 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' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery and thyroid surgery. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Bock-Hughes takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Bock-Hughes (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and German. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Bock-Hughes's 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moir honors. Dr. Moir is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Moir attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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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). He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Lonergan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Christina Laane, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Christina Laane specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Laane has a special interest in sinus surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Laane (or staff) is conversant in Estonian and German. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Laane's office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Hinrichs attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Emily Crozier specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Burlingame, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Crozier graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Crozier completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Raymond Kelly specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Kelly is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Kelly average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Elizabeth Anne Zambricki, MBA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Floor 3
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Zambricki's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Zambricki's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Zambricki welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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

Dr. Brendan Pierce works as an otolaryngologist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Pierce trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Otoplasty, Food Allergy, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Theresa Gurney's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gurney is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Sonia H Chen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Sonia Chen's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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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.